Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Office goods supplier: Capital introduced


Normally any lender, such as a bank, that you approach for funding for your new office supplies business will want to see that you have invested some money in the project yourself.

This might include:

  • savings
  • 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.