Be cautious when asking for business loans from family members
Abstract: A family business owner might be tempted to use family members as a source of capital. But receiving money from family members can be like a double-edged sword: For tax purposes you may structure the transactions as outright gifts or as loans. But too much debt from these loans can signal bankers and potential investors that your business is financially unstable. Here are tips on how to treat the debt the same as you would if you held it with outside investors or lenders.