Guide to Settling for a Source of Finance
Choosing a source of finance will have you take a lot of factors into consideration. The following is a quick review of some of these important things to look into.
One of these is the amount that you need. As a matter of fact, there are some sources of funds that aren’t as equipped to get you the vast amounts that you may be in need of. A good example is like the case with the bank overdrafts which are of course a source of funds but will limit you on the amounts that you can withdraw at the end of the day anyway. Where there is such a need for large amounts, it would be advisable for you to consider getting the funds from such sources as from shares and debentures instead. And in cases where you are looking for small amounts such as to find the day-to-day operations of a business, you may not do well issuing new shares for these and instead look for such sources as bank overdrafts for such needs.
One other factor you are to take into consideration s you look for the best source of funds is the type of expenditure it is that you seek the funds for. For instance for the purchase of machinery ad like assets, investing in a new plant and the like long term expenditures would best be funded using long term sources of funds. Then you are to opt for the short term sources of funds where you are looking for funds to help finance some of the short term and revenue matters in your business such as payment of suppliers and the like needs.
You must as well take into consideration the length of time for which the funds will be required. Where the funds are to be sued in projects that will see them tied over a long period of time, then it would be advisable for you to get them from the long term sources of finance. And where they are to be sued to fund short term projects, then the shorty term sources would be best for you.
As you consider your financing options, the other important thing that you are to take into consideration is your size and ability to borrow. If your business has grown and is as stable, then you may go for the large sources of funds for your needs.