Getting Small Business Loans, Grants and Funding
Four Fundamentals of Financing
Estimate the amount of funding you need
To secure financing for your business, start at the beginning: how much money do you need and for what?
Determine the best source of funding
Funding for startup and growing businesses often depends on your stage of business and the amount of money you need.
For many small business owners, personal credit is an important part of funding for a business. Money Smart KC provides information on the importance of credit and understanding credit reports and scores.
Put together a business plan
Most outside financing sources will require a business plan that outlines how and when the funder will be repaid. For help with business planning, including cash flow projections, go to our Plan Your Business section.
Get information about various types of funding
You know how much money you need and the most likely funding source. Now get more information about the types of funding sources.
Go to funding for technology and fast-growth businesses for more strategies about financing.