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How To: Finance Your Business

Six sources of startup cash.

This story appears in the January 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Joanne Amos borrowed money from her dad. Mike Leavitt took a second mortgage on his home. Harold Ford used personal savings and a loan guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

These three, like millions of Americans in the '90s, went into business for themselves. One of their first hurdles was how to find the money to start or buy that business.

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