There are plenty of studies floating around the Internet that suggest that banks are hesitant to loan money to entrepreneurs. That is unless they don’t really need it. No surprise there.
One of the studies, conducted by Florida Atlantic University College of Business, noted “bank lending to small businesses … is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008.”
So what should an entrepreneur do? Definitely explore alternative sources of debt financing. More on that later.
What should an entrepreneur not do? Sell a piece of their company to an angel investor to finance their business.…Continue reading