Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Author of Lean B2B

Banks may not be for you

By Étienne Garbugli | December 14, 2010 | 0 Comment

I. Learned. This. The. Hard. Way.

Banks don’t lend money to entrepreneurs.

They lend money to rich people.
They lend money to established businesses (2+ years).
They lend money to people with full-time jobs.
They lend money to people with material assets (house, car, etc).
They lend money to people that know people.
But, they don’t lend money to entrepreneurs.

Doesn’t matter how good your opportunity, business, business plan or idea is; they just don’t.

Have a job or have a house when asking for a loan. After that, you can quit your job and keep the money; as stupid as that.

Note: This may be different where you live.


Étienne Garbugli

Etienne works at the intersection of Technology, Product Design and Marketing. He’s a three-time Startup Founder, a five-time entrepreneur, and a UX research expert. Etienne is also the Author of Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want. Lean B2B is a framework used by thousands of entrepreneurs & innovators to reduce the risk of their B2B ventures.


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