How to raise funds for business investment

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Written by Michael Foote , founder of Quote Goat, with over 13 years experience working in the finance, insurance and currency sectors.

You will find that investment opportunities show themselves a lot in business but unfortunately most small businesses have to watch as these opportunities pass by due to a lack of capital.

Small businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to raise capital in order not to miss out on investment opportunities that could help them grow their business. Here are a few ways in which you too could raise capital to be able to invest in your company:

Tighten the purse strings

It’s the oldest money saving tactic if you want to be able to afford something and it won’t work for just any business but y simply cutting back on expenditure you can help save your profits to be put toward further investment.

Whether it is keeping more profits in the business or cutting back on spending, you may be able to accumulate enough money to invest in more staff, better technology or increase your inventory without having to source any outside assistance.


Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter have had plenty of success stories for small business since its inception and it could work for you. If your company provides an innovative and much needed service or if you need funding to make your valuable product available to the masses then crowdfunding can be a vital tool to raise the funds to make that happen.

Traditional bank loan

The age old tradition of applying to your bank for a loan is the oldest technique for expanding business and is still the most used today. Interest rates may be expensive and applications may be more difficult than ever to get over the line but they are still the most accessible way of lending large sums to expand your operations.

Merchant cash advance

If your business processes a lot of credit and debit card transactions and can’t wait for the long process of applying for a traditional bank loan then a merchant cash advance may be your best option.

This money is paid back through a certain percentage of you monthly card transactions making. This makes paying back simple but you may find that interest rates are higher than other forms of lending due to their nature of being very quick and easy to attain; perfect if an investment opportunity has arisen and will gone before too long.

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