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For U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a grant from the Small Business Administration provides the funding to create innovations to meet the demands of the federal government. This multi-phase process is an alternative source of financial support that can spur entrepreneurial growth.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through alternative sources that may not be typically considered. It also discusses specific sources that may provide the cash needed.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.
Use this checklist to evaluate all of your funding options and to consider alternative sources of funding.
As you read this article, consider the critical preparation necessary to approach bankers and investors with your business proposal.
This article will provide you with a starting point for understanding your financial statements. In it you will find guidelines for the type of information you need and suggestions on how to review it.
Angel investors provide nearly $25 billion to more than 10,000 entrepreneurial firms each year. Increasingly, angels are banding together to combine resources, know-how, and prospecting efforts to identify solid investment opportunities. With the average group investing $400,000, this funding strategy can be a good alternative when personal assets have been tapped.
Getting certified in advance for a federally backed business loan can speed up the loan process, as well as allowing you to "shop" a number of lenders rather than just one. This article provides links to helpful resources to get the pre-qualification process under way.
Bootstrapping is a tactic to help you spend less cash and therefore need less to operate your business. This article discusses ways to bootstrap your business operations.
Understanding your break-even point can help you establish a range of profitable prices and give you insight into how much you must sell to meet costs.
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