Been looking for ways to raise capital but all the ties that come with it such as interests and owing favours, is that part of business and are there ways to make that work.
Raising capital is just like making any other purchase for your business - it costs money. That is just the way it is.
The goal is not so much to find the lowest cost deal as you might never find what your business needs. The goal is to find opportunities that bring in more then they costs (that is business in a nut shell).
If a business loan costs your business a $1,000 a year in interest and fees - then make sure you are using those funds to generate more than a $1,000.
The idea is leverage (either assets or capital - capital is an asset by the way) to have those things pay for themselves. You leverage current cash flow to get a lump sum of cash. You take that cash to generate more then it costs (hopefully enough to also provide you profit). Thus, it does not matter so much what the capital costs as long as you are earning the most from it that you can.
Finance is the lifeblood of a business. Without it, you cannot grow. Business loans are one possible source for business cash. Varieties of advantages are available as comparison to other forms of finance. It also allows you to preserve your cash and working capital.