Strong Financial Information and Records
As mentioned above and in the article Estimating Your Financials, this part is crucial to obtaining funds. Bankers and investors are familiar with the correct content, organization and presentation of financial statements, and expect to see them in your business plan. Don’t cut corners or attempt to devise your own method of financial reporting. Banks and investors will often pull your personal credit report to see if you are a good risk. If your credit is not in good shape, spend some time re-sorting it before approaching investors.