Get financials in order and be prepared to leverage capital. To grow a company to scale, odds are it's going to require venture capital, something black businesses often struggle to attract despite the fact that there's currently about $1 trillion dollars in venture capital. "Entrepreneurs say 'give me the money.' Well, they're not going to give you the money," Lowry says. â€œThey're going to invest the money for a return on that investment. And if you have those six things in place, it looks like a pretty good investment."