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Bootstrapping Your Business

1 min read At its core, bootstrapping is about starting your business from the ground up without the help of outside sources.

This process works by using personal funding in addition to the revenue of your initial customers to launch your business.

There’s no doubt about it: bootstrapping can be tough.

Limited income can sometimes inhibit growth. It also places all of the possible financial risks on the founder, which can be stressful.

On the plus side, bootstrapping a business allows the entrepreneur to maintain total control over the company during its beginning phases.

Perhaps the most significant benefit to bootstrapping a business is its appeal to investors.

One of the most attractive elements of bootstrapping is that it is an excellent way for investors to see how serious you are about your business. It shows them just how much work you are willing to put in and your level of commitment.

Additionally, bootstrapping your startup is a great way to stay disciplined with your cash flow. When you spend your own money, you’ll find that you spend much less of it.

If you have the means to do so, think about bootstrapping your startup. It can lead to many more investment opportunities later on.

For an in-depth look at raising funding for your startup, check out our guide:

Hall T. Martin is the founder and CEO of the TEN Capital Network. TEN Capital has been connecting startups with investors for over ten years. You can connect with Hall about fundraising, business growth, and emerging technologies via LinkedIn or email:

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