Here is a list of non-profit, government, traditional, and non-traditional small business resources and funding options. Although there is never a guarantee of funding, knowing about options and alternatives improves your chance of adequately funding your start-up or growing business, increasing your opportunities for success.

If you would like further information about the programs listed below or are interested in other resources, please contact us.

Funding Options:

  • Self-funding: Includes friends, family and self.  Options to self-funding include:
  • Budgeting and saving
  • Equity Line
  • 401 (k)
  • Bank funding:  Considered traditional funding, is typically second-round funding after the business owner has successfully self-funded the launch of their business.  
  • SBA programs
  • Banks
  • Credit unions
  • Micro-Lending
  • Investment funding: Can be debt or equity funding and is typically used to scale the business to a larger level.
  • Private investors
  • SBIC
  • Angel funding
  • Venture Capital (VC)