HI Roger – would your bank provide an OD or cash flow funding and/or could you consider factoring your debtors to turn over the cash quicker – so rather than raise finance for supplies you just get paid quicker from your customers? So banks and finance companies will let you raise funding from your invoices prior to payment. Obviously you will have to pay a fee for that.
Another option is that you ask the suppliers companies to give you credit until you have made sales?
Finally, there is a new startup called Relay – which is trying to enable ‘people in a network’ get paid earlier by people who are prepared to pay for their services earlier based on getting a discount for early cash – this might also be an option – https://www.relay.ai/