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 might include:
- redundancy payment
- 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 they will be needed or are expected to be received.