Nearly every business at some point in its existence has a project, expansion, or difficult time in which they may need an infusion of cash to help tide them over. This can be scary or exciting — knowing whether or not you’ll be able to hire additional employees or work through seasonal slow downs or other drops in business. There are all sorts of reasons for needing the extra funds, and there are ways not to have to finance it by taking money from personal accounts. All of them involve considerations of fees and other exchanges but all have validity based on where you are and what your business future looks like.
For example, as a business owner, you don’t always have to do it yourself. You can find people willing to exchange their money for a share of your business — investors. You can operate the business as you decide to agree to in exchange for that cash infusion. What other options exist? This info graphic below helps explain them.