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Information and commentary for the small business banking industry

National Small Business Week 2017: do you have small business customers ready to invest?

11 May

One of the things that might come up when you’re chatting with your small business customers about raising capital is the possibility of outside investors. This is often a good option if a business has something unique to take to market, or they’re seeing such a rise in demand that they need to boost their capacity to meet it.

Helping them understand not only what investors are looking for, but how to make their business stand out as a potential investment option, will increase their chances of success, especially if the investors they have in mind are also customers of yours. If that’s the case, you can facilitate the discussion by providing introductions – this will help the investors trust the business they’re considering.

If your small business customers aren’t aware of the types of investors they could approach, provide them with a bit of education around angel investors, venture capitalists and crowdfunding options. Work with them to choose which type of investor would be best for their business.

The below article is a great one to show them, as it outlines how investment can be achieved even with limited funds.

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