Maturity of the Business
Where your business is in its financial life cycle — from startup to aging
— will often dictate the availability of certain financing alternatives.
businesses typically face the greatest obstacles to obtaining financing
because they lack a performance record and a credit history.
businesses face fewer obstacles than those being started from scratch,
and might have seller financing as an option.
businesses generally have more financing options because as a business
matures, it establishes creditworthiness and operating success.
businesses tend to be cash-rich because new investment is not taking
place. Owners are often searching for the best way to sell out.