How can I obtain funding to start my own business?

I agree with the answers here that you have to have more than just an idea if you want to attract investors. But, for the sake of my answer, I’ll assume you are already at that point. So here’s my advice.

Any entrepreneur will tell you that obtaining funding is your first (but definitely not your last) gut check. This is when you’ll find out if you have what it takes to do this business thing or if it’ll become this great idea that you used to have.

It’s not easy.

It’s hustle.

It’s rejection.

It’s stress.

It’s self-doubt.

Rinse and repeat.

But, louder than all that noise has to be your drive.

And you know, the hardest part? Is when you have to walk away from funding because it’s not good for your long-term business goals. This is something I dealt with in my own company, LawTrades. You can read more about my experience with that here.

So, how do you get investors interested?

  • Prove yourself and your product
  • Network
  • Perfect your pitch
  • Learn from rejection

There’s no magic formula. There’s no easy answer. Just keep going.