There are many occasions when you will need to raise capital for your business, both to get started and to support expansion. Mistakes made during this process can severely impede or even reverse the growth of your business. Unfortunately, such mistakes are easy to make without the prior experience and expertise that an Atlanta capital raising attorney can provide. An Atlanta business attorney can assist you with the process of raising capital, helping you get the financing you need while minimizing the associated risks.
Our law firm helps to prepare start-up and small business owners for the process of raising capital through private investors. We help the business owners evaluate their situation and understand how to effectively communicate the following ideas to an investor:
-What is the business?
-Why is this business better than any other business in its industry?
-How much money does the business need?
-When does the business need the money?
-What does the investor get for it?
This initial assessment of the business’s position and needs is critical for success. In a 2004 study of failed small businesses, 79 percent attributed their failure to insufficient starting funds. New business owners may not realize how much money they really need, or may not account for the worst-case scenario, and as a result may request too little money from investors. A business owner without a clear business plan or financial goals may also have difficulty convincing others to invest. Our team of Atlanta business attorneys can help small business owners avoid these problems and prepare for their financing endeavor.
Ideally, a business owner’s relationship with an investor will last for several years, so establishing a strong relationship of mutual respect is vital for the company’s well-being. An Atlanta capital raising attorney can help to ensure that the financing agreement is arranged in such a way that both parties will be satisfied. We will also have an Atlanta contract attorney from our law firm provide advice and guidance on the preparation of the legal documents necessary to properly secure a private investor.
Atlanta business attorney David M. Walker, Esq., has years of experience assisting businesses ranging from large, well-established companies to small start-up operations. His skilled legal team has the expertise and knowledge to help you move your business forward. For a complimentary consultation with an Atlanta business lawyer, contact the Law Offices of David M. Walker, Esquire at 404.541.6551.