Funding Opportunities

Most SMEs have to get funding to start and sustain a business. The funding is available from the following sources:

Depending on the amount needed, you may want to select the right investor, as shown below.

There are other considerations also. For example, angels require much higher return on investment (ROI). For example, some angels may ask for an ROI of 10 times. So, if you borrow $100K, you may end up owing a million dollars. Read more

In almost all funding negotiations, a business plan is required. A business plan is usually a very short (about 2 pages) document that highlights your business. See sample funding proposal for an example of a business plan for funding.


Usefull Website Links

Foundation Directory - 140,000 funding sources

Citi Foundation for Entrepreneurs

Available Funding Options For New Business

Small Business Funding options and Resources

Business funding options for SMEs

Credit Funding for New Business

Small business Startup Funding

Startup Business Financing

Article: Business Funding Options

Funding Options during a Slow Economy

Small business Funding

Small business Loans - Over 4,000 sources

Funding for SMEs - Train to Gain