Are there ways to finance a startup business even though I have poor credit?
I am trying to start a wireless internet service provider company in Ohio. I have a business plan in the works. At this time I do not have any chosen management staff, nor do I think I need any. My personal credit was foiled due to my parents abusing it when I was younger. How can I get around my bad credit?
A business plan is going to be a critical part of getting financing from traditional lenders, angel investors or any group of investors as it lays out the plan along with financial projections. In the current economy it is still possible to get financing, but it does depend on the amount you are looking at borrowing, how much you have to invest and the viability of your business plan to make profit and have a positive cash flow.
I would encourage you to work on improving your credit score along with saving money to invest in the company yourself.
Pam Newman is a Certified Management Accountant, author and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for Financial and Point-of-Sale software. She is also president of RPPC, Inc.
, which provides customized business development services.