July 6, 2010
Big companies tend to have many employees and offices. This is just how the way things work. Even an IT business will have a dozen programmers and some offices for customer services or call-centers.
For this reason that small office you managed to buy when you first started you business is starting to be a little too small. That is when you realize you need new offices, but you may not even have the money for next month’s marketing campaigns while customers are requesting for quick and qualitative services. There is a way out. You can search for a private equity firm to help you raise the money you need for real estate investments.
To obtain this kind of money which, by the way, you won’t have to return, you have to prove that this investment will allow the company to grow and eventually generate 10 times to 100 times more income than it currently is. If you elevator pitch, business plan and personal confidence all tell the same story you will have those funds in no time. You may wonder why VCs don’t invest in real estate in the first place. The answer is that is not profitable enough. They can get much more money by investing their money in small or big firms with huge potential than earning a few percentages annually from investing in office buildings.
You on the other hand can use this resource effectively to multiply your earnings, hire more personnel and attract more income. Don’t be afraid to offer equity in return of the funds. If you don’t do it, your firm will probably go bankrupt or be swollen by the competition because they will be smart enough to attract the necessary funding to get you out of business.
Where to find such investors? You can start here with a 4700 venture capitalist database you cannot find online. This will probably be your last stop too.