The first question comes to mind is how much of funding do I need; this question can be solved more logically than perceptions.
First you need to understand what is that you are expecting from this project, the product can be good and you vision and mission can be excellent but still you as entrepreneur need to understand some basic facts
You might have a product or service which no one has in the market so that doesn’t mean that you can show whole market as your end user, you need to draw a line which clearly demarcates your growth process.
First parameter is listing down the investment you want to make and what all is required and what is the reason for selecting the infrastructure you need, you just cant have I want to have office in posh business district where in advances are high and you also have to pay higher rents. Remember recurring expenditure eats up a lot of your revenues
Second parameter is with the setup cost what is that you can deliver the results, in more simple terms how long can you walk with eating bowel of rice, you can’t say by eating one bowl I can walk for 50kms it is practically impossible. So you need to understand what you are asking is it good enough to produce the results in form of revenues that you are projecting.
Third parameter is what all will be your recurring expenditures which occur month on month from either purchase of raw material if its production or salaries you need to pay or rentals or amount spent on acquiring customers. This once starts occurs regularly so his helps you in understanding how can you minimize it, in lay terms its like carrying little luggage on travel so that you can enjoy the travel but you also need to decide what should be the luggage.
Fourth parameter is how much should be the advertising or marketing budgets, you need to understand that just by advertising or marketing it will bring immediate returns and revenues, the reason being the complexity of people in the society for one it may be the best for other it may not be. So you need to understand the correct selection of which form or which path can help you in reaching to people who like to have your product.
Fifth parameters if it is production then you need to have clear cut the demand and supply chain in control
There are many other factors but these are the major factors you need to keep in mind when you are drawing the investment required sheet.