Securing Start-Up Funding
| Finding and obtaining funding may be the most difficult phase in starting up your business. There are essentially three options for funding: |
Once you decide how you are going to finance your start-up, you will need to think about where to go to receive the financing. There are several different sources of funding available, if you know where to look. The various types of potential funding available include:
BusinessFinance.com - Links to a variety of capital sources
Small Business Information: Financing Your Business - Understand all capital financing for your small business.
Accel Partners: Venture Capital - Resources for entrepreneurs and a master list of links to private equity sources.
National Venture Capital Association - Venture capital trade association. Overview of the venture capital industry and the latest statistics on investment activities.
Small Business Innovation Research Program - Government grants available to entrepreneurs for the purpose of technological innovations that are of interest to Federal Government agencies.
Garage.com - A venture capital investment bank that provides funding services for high tech start-ups.