When it comes to starting up a business it not only requires an idea but it also requires the funding of the idea to be able to execute the business that you want to try and this has become a challenge especially for small businesses while starting up. A larger part of entrepreneurs and small businesses are normally restricted to family and friends when it comes to looking for funding, and this is because they are not able to prove their concept of business well in advance since they are still new in the market and therefore most investors tend to shy off from funding them. As a result of Curt kramer having a background of business he was able to understand the pressures and the stresses that small businesses and startups used to go through as a result of looking for funds and therefore he started Asher enterprises to be able to assist with the funding of small businesses. Asher enterprises has been able to provide funding to small businesses and startups that have not been able to get funding from traditional banks or simply that do not want to go and get funding from banks probably because of the protocol that is required.
Curt Kramer’s company which is the Asher enterprises has been able to provide small businesses with loans which in turn they have been able to exchange the loans with convertible promissory notes. The use of the convertible promissory notes as security means that after you have been funded with a loan to boost your small business the company has the right to change the amount that you are expected to pay to equity and therefore this would mean that they will have shares to your company. The situation is seen as positive for both the person applying for the loan because he is able to be assisted by the enterprise in order to ensure that the small business becomes a success since the enterprise has interest of converting the promissory notes into equity to the business.
Curt Kramer is able to understand that startups and small businesses are not able to put so much on the table when it comes to creditworthiness because they are just new businesses and for this reason they do not put so much emphasis when it comes to creditworthiness of small businesses. Asher enterprises look at this differently because they see it as a way to give back to the community in order for the community to grow. In this talk we have been able to see how Curt Kramer is able to involve himself in small business funding.