You should make crystal clear financial statements that are self-explanatory for the lender. They shouldn’t contain trivial details but enough information that would help the lender to analyse the investment and also assess the profit margin. If the financial statements wouldn’t be clearly demonstrated in front of the lender, they won’t buy the proposal.
Every city usually has a small business chamber that helps the business dealing in niche to raise finance for their expansion plans. Hence, you should contact them and leave the proposal with them that contains the capital needs. A lot of private investors have direct contacts with the personnel of local chambers and the process of getting a loan from a private lender can speed up this way.
You should look for opportunities to capture the attention of private investors at different business meetings. The proposal should always be with you so that you don’t have to wait any moment in explaining your agenda.
Always look out for the businesses that are directly affected by your business. They are usually looking out to get hold of the substitutes as well as compliments that will boost their sales. Hence, if there is a complimentary product sold by a big fish in the industry, they will be more than happy to witness an expansion in your business. Hence, a direct contact with the upper management personnel can open a route for a huge injection of money from the personal accounts.
It is important to trace the interested investment personnel and probably keep a strong un-official relationship that will help them develop strong trust bond that will automatically increase the probability of the deal getting through to the end.