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"C" Your Way Through It

Part 2: Important elements lenders look at before they hand over the cash

This story appears in the August 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Q: Since money folks are financial types, all I need is a good set of numbers, right?

A:This is part two of my answer to this question. Lenders and investors look at five basic "Cs"; last month, I covered character, capacity and conditions, and now I'll take a look at collateral and capital.

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