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Getting Small Business Loans, Grants and Funding

Four Fundamentals of Financing

3-money-matters-dollar-signs-0Estimate 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.  

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.

 

Government Grants

Contrary to popular belief there are only a very few grants available to start and grow businesses. Read The Truth About Free Government Grants.


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