In my course that teaches the “flavors of capital” we dedicate a large segment to understanding early-stage debt financing and why it is so hard to get! Below are links to a video that walks you through a quick, inside view of how this flavor of capital operates, what incentives are at work, and how best to optimize your odds of success. Each segment is bite-sized at under 5 minutes . As always, your input is greatly welcomed!
Reading: CIT: Small Business Loan Case studies (#1, #2, #3, #4)