Startup Financing

Startup Financing

Choosing a Business Loan Type

When you're in the market for business financing, determining what kind of loan you can qualify for is the first step.
Startup Financing

When You Need a Tiny Loan...

Look to microlenders for funding.
Raising Money From Informal Investors
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Raising Money From Informal Investors

The devil's in the details when taking money from--and structuring a deal with--friends, family and angel investors.
Startup Financing

Closing a Startup Financing Deal

Smart advice from a money pro on just how to get that deal done--and your money in the bank.
Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks
Startup Financing

Funding Options for Bad Credit Risks

If your credit score is holding you back from landing startup capital, you'll appreciate these tips for finding the funding you need.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Tapping Your Personal Savings to Fund Your Startup

Our startup financing expert explains the right way to use your personal funds to finance your new business.
Startup Financing

Debtor, Beware

Make sure you're spending wisely at startup.
Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Startup Financing

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money

When it comes to figuring out just whom you'd like to approach for business capital, these tips can help you develop a great list of prospects.
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Invested

Can your retirement savings help solve your financing problems?
Startup Financing

Capital Gains

The truth about startup financing: Know your options and do your homework to get the funding you need for your business.
Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business
Self-Financing Your Startup

Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business

Know the risks you face before you take the plunge into credit-card debt.
Financing

A Guide to Community Development Financial Institutions

If your business in an economically distressed area, this special funding source could help you find money for your business.
Financing

A Simple Guide to Microloans

Need a little cash to grow? The Small Business Administration has microloans to help.
Financing

The Ins and Outs of Asset-Based Loans

Need cash fast? It can be had -- if you're willing to put future sales on the line.
Bank Loans and Microloans

A Basic Guide to Bank-Term Loans

A business loan from the bank is one of the most traditional forms of startup funding.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.
Financing

The Basics of Private Loan Guarantees

Prospective investors hesitant to provide cash? Ask if they will guarantee a loan.
Financing

How to Use the Small Business Administration's 504 Loans

Government-backed financing can help you buy a new location or update your current business.
Financing

An Introduction to Royalty Financing

Don't want to allow investors to own your business? Pledge a cut in revenue instead.
SBA and Government Funding

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
Financing

Getting Started With Business Incubators

If you can get in, these organizations can help turn your startup into a successful company.
Financing

The Basics of 401(k) Financing

It's an easy source of startup funding, but you'll have to deal with IRS rules and regulations down the line.
Financing

Getting Started on Direct Public Offerings

This fundraising option can be costly, but crowdfunding can make it more attractive.
Financing

A First Take on Reverse Mergers

Dreading the time suck of an IPO? A reverse merger may be the answer.
Startup Financing

How to Find Investors for Your Startup

Raise the money you need by proving to investors that you've done your homework and are willing to sacrifice.
Startup Financing

Creative Funding 101

Having an invention is worthless if you don't have the funds to produce it. Get your startup rolling with these money-raising ideas.
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