Starting up in a down-turn – but where to get funding?

Starting up in a down-turn – but where to get funding?

November 26, 2009 by Mark Sinclair

Starting up a business is always going to be tough and like many things in life, there’s probably never going to be a perfect time to take the leap and launch your idea. For many entrepreneurs, one of the key concerns is acquiring funding to turn your dream into a reality. Doug Richard says that one of the best ways to fund your start up is to seek investment from one of the three Fs – Friends, Family and Fools.

Many people are reluctant to enter into business with friends. What has your experience been? Would you advocate mixing business and friendship?

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