To make a successful proposition to the bank:
1. Choose the right financier – Spend time thinking about the most appropriate funding source for the project or objective. Long-term projects are probably not best funded by overdrafts or loans in debt. Learn about the various sources of finance and select those best suited to your purpose. If in doubt, seek our help.
2. Provide the financier with the right information – More often, rejected propositions do not suffer because of the lack of imagination in the idea, or because the bank disapproves of the proposed development. Rather, it is because the proposal is not presented in terms that will appeal to a potential lender.
3. Make sure that you fully understand the information that the bank wants. This often means much more than simple financial projections.
To have confidence in an enterprise, a financier usually wants to gain an appreciation of the business, the quality and depth of management and the key people involved – and this information should be presented in a suitable way.
4. Take professional advice – It is best to use the services of a professional when preparing and presenting a proposal. We can help you prepare a solid, detailed business plan that will attract financial support, and perhaps identify potential financiers who will meet your needs.