It is possible to "line up" the funding before forming your business entity. It is not usually well received by the investment community - but it is possible.
However, without an entity - you can only receive funds in the form of a personal loan.
Many debt sources (like the SBA) require personal guarantees on loans to startups. However, it`s less likely for that to be part of an equity raise.
We believe the key is to have the "optimum" capital strategy for you and your business.
A well thought out business plan is an important ingredient in securing an SBA loan.
In general, loans are granted based upon the ability to repay and assets available. It’s quite common for an SBA guaranteed loan to require “personal guarantees” from each of the owners.