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.