Creating the Perfect Investment Proposal

If you need growth capital for your small business, you will want to make sure that you consider investors.  Investors will be looking for a business that has optimal potential so that they are ensured to get a return on their investment.  With that in mind, you will want to come up with a winning investment proposal.

Most investors want to see the following:

  • An analysis of your company’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • A list of opportunities and threats that you may face.
  • A guide that will show them the return to expect on their investment.
  • Steps for retrieving their money when they are ready.

If you want to attract the best investors, you will need to make sure that you take the time to come up with a compelling proposal.  You will want to give them access to your business plan, and you will also want to sell your ideas.  The proposal should include the following:

  • A detailed background of your business
  • A guide for potential growth
  • Objectives that you wish to meet
  • Funds necessary to meet your goals
  • Any collateral offered
  • Strategy for repaying the funds

Here are a few tips to help get you started:

  • Make sure that you word your proposal in a professional manner.
  • Make sure that your proposal is convincing.
  • Make sure that your proposal is clear and precise.
  • Be very clear about where the money will go.
  • Only include relevant information in your proposal.
  • Include a call to action.

Does your proposal have value for your investors?  Make sure that they have reasons to choose your business over another.