Which Funding Options are Available to Help Entrepreneurs Start and Grow Their Businesses?

CROWDFUNDING, VENTURE CAPITAL, AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. and Tristan Younghaus, Esq.

Starting a business can be an exciting, yet costly endeavor. Entrepreneurs need Startup capital to cover the cost of living expenses, salaries, overhead, legal fees, filing fees, marketing/advertising, shipping costs, and even production costs. There are numerous funding options available, from interest free loans to venture capital.

In this two part series, we explore the various options that are available for small business owners and entrepreneurs. In the event business owners and entrepreneurs are unable or unwilling to secure funding in the form of loans from family, friends, bank loans, or Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, they may want to consider exploring other sources of funding, such as crowdfunding, venture capital, and government grants. Continue reading