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Student debt could pose challenges when trying to finance a start-up

One goal many people have is to start their own business. Many things could impact a person’s ability to achieve this goal. One are matters related to financing their new business.

There can be a lot of expenses involved in successfully getting a small business off of the ground. What an entrepreneur ends up doing when it comes to financing could affect their ability to meet these costs. This in turn, could impact how much in staying-power their business ends up having.

Challenges when it comes to financing their start-up can arise for all kinds of entrepreneurs. Young adult entrepreneurs can face some special challenges on this front. For one, many such entrepreneurs are recently out of college, and it is not at all uncommon these days for a person to have a lot of student debt when they come out of college.

Having a lot of such debt can create a variety of difficulties for a person when it comes to financing a new business. For one, their student loan payments could hinder their ability to self-finance their company. Also, the presence of their student loan debt may limit their access to loans or other financing tools.

So, having a lot of student debt could pose a roadblock to young entrepreneurs when it comes to starting a business.

Now, in today’s world, there are a lot of business financing options out there, including non-traditional ones like crowdfunding. So, even when their financing options are limited by high student debt or some other factor, a young entrepreneur may still have routes available for funding their business.

So, when a young entrepreneur (or entrepreneur of any age) is facing financing challenges in relation to a start-up, it can be important for them to understand what financing options might be available to them, what pursuing the different available options would involve and how well-suited the different options out there would be for their particular situation. So, such entrepreneurs may want to discuss financing-related issues with a skilled business law attorney.

Source: The New York Times, “For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes,” John F. Wasik, Jan. 11, 2017

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