Tap into money resources that will MAKE YOUR BUSINESS BOOM
Whether you have a start–up in need of initial investment or an established business looking to expand, finding the funding you need is critical to your success. While dramatic changes in the financial landscape over the past few years have closed some doors to financing, new and more creative ones have also opened up. In Get Your Business Funded, acclaimed business expert and entrepreneur Steve Strauss presents fresh new ideas for getting the capital you need to grow.
Discover how to dip into a diverse mix of funding sources, including crowdfunding, peer–to–peer lending, business plan competitions, strategic partnerships, and yes, even friends and family. Packed with straightforward advice and hard–earned business wisdom, Get Your Business Funded offers practical, real–world funding solutions for any business even yours.
About the Author.
Section I: The Traditional Route.
Chapter 1. Personal Assets.
Chapter 2. Bank Loans.
Chapter 3. SBA Loans.
Chapter 4. Equity Lines of Credit.
Chapter 5. Credit Cards.
Chapter 6. The Friends and Family Plan.
Chapter 7. Angel Investors.
Chapter 8. Venture Capitalists.
Chapter 9. The IPO.
Section II: Using Your Own Resources.
Chapter 10. Factoring.
Chapter 11. Retirement Accounts.
Section III: Other Options.
Chapter 12. Government Options.
Chapter 13. Partnerships.
Chapter 14. Mergers and Strategic Alliances.
Section IV: Creative Online Options.
Chapter 15. Peer–to–Peer Lending.
Chapter 16. Crowdfunding.
Section V: Other Creative Options.
Chapter 17. Microfinance.
Chapter 18. Royalty and Revenue Sharing.
Chapter 19. Supplier, Wholesaler, and Franchisor Financing.
Chapter 20. Seller Financing.
Chapter 21. Business Plan Competitions and Other Contests.
Section VI: In–Kind Contributions.
Chapter 22. Business Incubators.
Chapter 23. Barter.
Appendix: The Business Plan.