How to raise capital for small business

Capital is the amount of money that a business requires to begin running its operations from the onset. One of the biggest challenges of small-scale entrepreneurs is to raise capital for their business. One needs to have patience and a lot of determination. Nevertheless, there are some ways in which one can be able to raise funds with ease. Before beginning any business, it is important to work with a business plan that will guide the amount of money needed. Here are some ways on how to raise capital for small business.

How to raise capital for small business

1. Get capital from trusted friends

ew5tyrgewrFriends can be very instrumental in helping you raise capital for your business. The best approach is to ensure that they either benefit from the business or there is a laid down structure for them to recover their money. This can be done by paying them with interest after the business has stabilized or made friends to be shareholders in the business. Always remember to be transparent and honest with your friends if you decide to use this method.

2. Angel investors

Angel investors are rich business persons who have a special interest in funding entrepreneurs accomplish their business goals. This type of investors may need to be convinced that the business is viable before they can fund you. Your business plan must have comprehensive laid out structures that will prove that your business is profitable and accounts for the capital that you demand.

3. Funds from family members

Many people are usually quick to dismiss any form of funds from family members. However, most family members will be willing to fund a good business idea even if you are not in a position to write a good business plan. The money you get from family members may not be sufficient but can be useful when you have tight investment timelines.

4. Funding from private investors

Private investors usually target businesses that have prospectives of a good return on investment. They are professionals who have experience in the business field. Apart from funding, they can also offer expert advice on the best way to run the business. Seeking help from private investors is one of the best ways to go if you are thinking about long-term business. However, it requires one to do a comprehensive business plan that is convincing to the investor.

5. Bank loans

Most of the successful small-scale businesses have depended on bank loans at one stage of their progression. This is the most common source of funding for small business. Most banks will be more than willing to fund your business provided that there is no problem with your credit history. All they need is surety that the loan will be paid within the stipulated time frames. One should, however, be keen on the interests charged to avoid making losses in the end.345tyrerweqw

6. Non-governmental organization

Non-governmental organizations have been very instrumental in raising funds for small businesses. Although the funding may not be direct, they may be able to give you guidance on where to get the right resources to achieve your business goals.…

III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe – SHE2016

III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe – SHE2016

Chania, Crete (Greece), October 17-21, 2016

Keynote Speakers

Dr Mathilde Causse
Cathie Martin

What can plant science do for human health?

Dr Mathilde Causse
Matilde Causse

Genetic dissection of tomato fruit quality in the genome era: new tools for indepth QTL characterisation

Dr Francois Laurens
Francois Laurens

Bridging the gap between genomics and fruit breeding

Dr. Mondher Bouzayen
Mondher Bouzayen

The regulatory networks underlying developmental shifts in fleshy fruit: from fruit setting to fruit ripening

Prof. Xiloyannis
Christos Xylogiannis

Climate change and the potential mitigation role of fruit tree orchards

Dr. Mario Pezzotti
Mario Pezzoti

The genomic approach to dissect GXE in grapevine

Sébastien Abis
Sébastien Abis

Geopolitics of Food and Rural Worlds: the Mediterranean case

Mark Mueller
Mark Mueller-Linow

Phenotyping methods for horticultural crops: opportunities and challenges

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 3rd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE 2016) in Chania, Greece on the 17-21 of October jointly organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science under the aegis of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS).

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania is proud to host this ISHS Symposium at the Minoa Palace Resort & Spa is a 5* luxury hotel and low-rise bungalow complex, situated in Platanias region, 12km west of Chania city center and 24 km from Chania International Airport. Chania is one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, located in the northern coast area of the prefecture of Chania, an area of natural beauty and long cultural heritage. Breathtaking stretches of seashore sandy beaches at the foot of rocky mountains. Famous gorges like “Samaria”, caves, historic monasteries and green valleys covered with olives trees.

The Symposium is getting established as an interdisciplinary forum within the science of horticulture providing endless opportunities for exchange of knowledge, expertise, ideas and great networking. A wide array of scientific disciplines such as genetics and breeding, ecophysiology and stress physiology, genomics and biotechnology, hort crops quality and post-harvest technology etc merge together and cross with recent developments in fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops.

The conference welcomes scientists, researchers, teachers and students as well as professionals of the horticulture industry to establish new collaborations and contacts to present and discuss their findings. The conference will comprise plenary and regular sessions, workshops and display of posters.

We are looking forward seeing you in Chania!

Panos Kalaitzis photoPanagiotis Kalaitzis, Convener

George Manganaris photoGeorge Manganaris, Co-convener…