A bank or investors usually do not just hand you all the money up front. So the business plan should include 'milestones' at which point when certain conditions have been met, additional monies are needed to continue. Until you business starts acquiring real value, equity, most likely you will have to finance out of your pocket or with an investor before a Bank will loan against the business. ... or personal guaranty & property.
You question about location is a good example. ... I don't believe a specific location is needed, but a short list of locations believed to be suitable can be proposed and dollars stated as needed to do feasibility study to determine which is most suitable. Once this is determined as a milestone, X-amount of $$ is needed to secure by purchase or lease the location & to make ready for use (repair & renovate). .... Also, needed are monies for equipment & furnishing the location. ... Start-up & operating capital.
When each of these have been achieved, real value (equity) has been added to the business for the Bank or investors to secure their investment.
By detailing these milestones and when & where additional monies are needed and will be spent, you should (errr: might) be able to get approval and assurance the monies will be made available when needed and conditions have been met at that time.
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