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Poultry farm: Capital introduced

Normally any lender, such as a bank, that you approach for funding for your new business will want to see that you have invested some money in the project yourself. This may be in the form of:

  • selling an existing house and/or business to finance at least some of the purchase price of a new property
  • savings
  • committing a lump sum that you expect to receive - for example, repayment of pension contributions on leaving employment
  • the sale of a non-business asset

Enter in the cash flow the amount of money you will put into the business, in the months when you'll need it or expect to receive it.