I'm Phil and I own a gas station in Florida. I've been going through some tough times lately and I'm trying to secure funds to keep my business going. I already do everything I can to increase my profits, including using new marketing tactics, offering incentives to my customers and using PayMeSecure, but it seems like I should be doing more.
I know I could try to apply for a loan, but it seems like lending standards have gotten a lot stricter in the last few years. I really don't want to use a credit card, and I can't even think about tapping into my 401(k). Right now, I am trying to find a great investor, but it is hard to convince anyone to give me money in this tough economy.
Is there anything else I am missing? What else can I do to keep my business going? I've worked really hard to get to this point and I am not ready to throw in the towel yet. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Thank you!