Every business that is in a stage of growing, no matter how successful it is, will need funding at some stage. Even the businesses that have a great business or product idea and impeccably lean operations need more capital at some point. This is true regardless of how large your business is. With more financial leverage and more capital, businesses thrive. The highly funded and successful start-ups engage in fundraising rounds at all times. Businesses need more working capital to reach their next milestone and it is to give any business chance to do well.
But businesses should not have unrealistic expectations when it comes to receiving funding from venture capital firms. There is a process to acquiring funding and investors. The best thing about entrepreneurs is that they are finding many ways for their start-ups to get noticed and to be connected with potential and new investors.
There are some choices for the start-ups and small businesses that are seeking funding. These options will help businesses by providing options to get a fair shot at acquiring funding by showing the potential of their business.
How to pick the right investors for your business
Below we list the options available if you wish to attract the right investors:
The biggest factor to gain success in fundraising and business is visibility. It is important to get noticed by the correct investors who are aware of your work and whom you are acquainted with. You can do this by attending more events. Find which players are attending an event and schedule meetings with the right people to make sure you are productive. You can present your opportunity and meet investors there or just organize industry trade shows and networking functions. Consider other events if you want to move ahead of your competition and take a passive route.
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As per the 2019-20 annual report of the MSME ministry, among 63.3 million MSMEs that India has, women–owned 20.4% of them up from 13.72 % in 2013-14. This data supports the fact that there has been growing acceptance of women in entrepreneurial roles but it hasn’t always been the case.
TECHNOLOGY AN ENABLER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
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