After the realization that an SBA loan was not going to happen we realized we started to rethink the way we planned on raising the money. Now knowing that we could probably raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $150,000 from the bank, and not the $575,000 like the SBA told us, we needed to find the rest of the money from investors. Now, as I have mentioned in a previous blog, we projected needing $720,000. This estimate was extremely pessimistic. It covered a year of getting setup and another year of expenses should we not sell any beer at all.