In almost every corporate industry, there are certain names that dominate the scene more than others. These corporate titans run the show and often dictate more than they should. They are powerful and they are extremely influential. Take example of how well-established McDonalds is in the fast-food industry. Similarly, Goldman Sachs in the financial services industry and Shell in the oil and gas industry are examples of supreme corporate giants that make competitors look very small.
However, history tells us that no matter how big these corporations may be, nobody is untouchable. Your business may not overtake McDonalds by the end of next year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t steal their customers and make them your own loyalists if you are determined enough. When MySpace and Orkut seemed the leaders, Mark Zuckerberg came up with Facebook. A few years from now, maybe there will be something better.
People have competed with the big guys in the past and people that are determined enough will continue to do so. Thus, it becomes clear that the will to achieve something must be there. What this means is that everything else that would take for you to give these guys a hard time would have to come from an unwavering belief in your ability to do so and knowing that a defeat here and there is only inevitable.
The corporate scene is filled with examples of how sheer determination translates into success. Sometimes it’s even accidental. Yet, there is not a single story out there that is without the mention of the various hurdles that stood in the way of success. From Arianna Huffington, the founder of Huffington Post, whose second book got rejected by 36 publishers, to the legendary Henry Ford, who was declared broke five times (yes, five times) – there is no lack of examples that tell you that while competing with the big guys is not going to be easy, it is certainly not too far a target.
So if you have a great idea that you are thinking about executing, remember that Mark Zuckerberg famously said that ‘the greatest risk is not taking any.’ However, the first thing to tackle, once you have decided the idea to go forward with, is the funding issue. How do you get the money to get the business up and running? If you already have it, well and good. But, if you need a loan, you have your first hurdle right in front of you.
As a new entrepreneur, it is never easy convincing banks and other lending institutions to put their trust in you. When you don’t have a good credit rating or history, how do you ensure them of your creditworthiness? This hurdle is responsible for putting off various different emerging entrepreneur.
However, as long as providers like First American Merchant (FAM) are around, why you should fall victim to it as well. There is no lack of providers claiming to lend to new businesses, but what you really need is a provider that not only lends you their money, but also their attention. What you really need is a provider who understands your business, situation and need.
With a portfolio filled with newly-formed businesses, FAM knows exactly what you need as a small business aiming high, bringing to you the perfect small business funding that you have been looking for. All you have to do is fill in an application and you are already one step nearer to your destination.