Resources for Funding a Business

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Do you have a great startup idea or a new venture that needs business funding to grow? You’re in the right place.

Funding a business is among the most critical, yet often most challenging, aspects of an entrepreneur’s journey.


Fully understanding the choices available — as well as the process of how to raise capital — are the factors that set many successful young ventures apart from their counterparts.

The business funding resources on this page are geared toward helping you take your idea or your small business to the next level.

      1. Different Types of Business Funding.
      2. Small Business Loans.
      3. Startup Grants.

Not sure which types of business funding options are available? We’ve got you covered with articles that explore a variety of avenues for financing a business.

Start with an overview of different types of startup and small business funding — including bootstrapping and personal loans, crowdfunding, small business loans and grants, and angel and venture capital investment.

Learn how to build the business credit you’ll need to secure certain types of financing, including coveted Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

Discover what lenders look for to approve small business loans, how to qualify for federal grants, and how to avoid getting turned down for business funding.

Take a deep dive into the best crowdfunding platforms for many kinds of new ventures, including creative initiatives and nonprofit enterprises. Then learn how to get started with one of the most popular crowdfunding sites, Kickstarter.

For female and minority entrepreneurs, find information about grants, loans and VC firms designed especially for you. And learn about business funding available for big purchases such as manufacturing equipment.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to take your business to the next level, we’re committed to supporting your journey as an entrepreneur.

We hope these resources will help you find and secure the funding you need to help your dream realize its potential. Let’s go!

Different Types of Business Funding

Small Business Loans

Startup Grants