Brian Winch | December 14, 2016
The idea of self-funding (or bootstrapping) a new business venture is underestimated as an option these days. Most startups follow the path of raising capital from investors. Whatever you decide, self-funding or raising capital, make sure you weigh the pros and cons of each.
When I started my business in 1981 I decided to self-fund. I was working a full time job at the time and concluded it was my best option. I required very little startup capital due to the simple nature of my business. Besides the necessary legal requirements, all I needed were inexpensive hand tools and promotional material to get my business started and making money. I operated from home part time reinvesting my profits back into my business until I was ready to give up my full time job, which was a few months later. For me, it was the best decision for a few reasons; It forced me to focus on obtaining clients, I didn’t have to answer to anyone but myself (and my customers off course), I learned what matters most to my clients, and I get to do what interests me.
Startup Hero has come up with 10 reasons why self-funding is the best thing a new business startup can do. Check it out.
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