Finding an Investor

Finding a Suitable Investment Partner

Most healthy businesses need business financing at some point. Business start-ups have to deal with start-up costs, and ongoing businesses have to finance growth and working capital. To be able to attract the right investor to fund your company’s continued growth an entrepreneur must have a viable business plan and build a sound business practice which should involve:

  • Adherence to good corporate governance practices;
  • Adherence to good corporate governance practices;
  • Being compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to area of business;
  • Engaging the right people to do the work;
  • Being a socially responsible business;
  • Taking advantage of networking by being an active member of relevant trade associations, professional associations and alumni;
  • Having a clear business strategy;
  • Being clear on the mode of investment (i.e., either equity or debt investment)
  • Seeking advice from business consultants where necessary to assist in negotiating the investment deals.