The short answer: it depends how hard you want to look for it.
The long answer:
When you are looking for business funding for a barber shop, how easy it is to get funding all depends on how much you are looking for, where you are looking for it and how you go about getting it. There are a lot of excellent opportunities available to the right people in the right businesses, and you need to make sure that that’s what you are.
So what do you need to ensure you have the best chance of getting funding?
A Solid Business Plan
Creating a detailed business plan will help you get onto the first step of the financing ladder. Your business plan should contain a variety of information about your barber shop and its future. You will need to include some sort of personal statement explaining why you decided to start your business and how you will help it to succeed. You will also need to do a great deal of market research which will be included in your business plan showing that you have taken time to think about your customers, your business and its reputation within the community.
If you are hoping to start a barber shop, it is important that you are all aware of the other barber shops in the area, how they remain successful and how they could be improved upon. This improvement is what you need to incorporate into your own business.
A strong business plan will help all financial investors understand your business. However, ultimately if somebody is helping you to finance your business they will need to know that it is going to succeed. This is what you need to prove within your business plan.
A Presence in the Community
If you are wanting to start a barber shop, this will most likely be because you are already a barber or a hairdresser. If this is a case then do you already have your own client list? If you can show the financier that you already have a presence in the community and that once your business is started you will have a solid customer base, you will be one step ahead already.
Being able to show an investor that you already have the potential to make money will certainly be in your favour when you are looking for financial backing.
A Smaller Investment
If you don’t need a large investment for your barber shop, and a small amount of money will do then it may be worthwhile seeking investment in other areas. There are many grants available to companies that are just looking for a small investment and it may even be worth asking friends and family if they can help you out in exchange for a free haircut.
So yes, it is possible to get an investment of your business, but you will need to work hard at it and if it is something you really want you will almost always find a way to do it.