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.
- 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
- Credit unions
- 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)