We can offer plenty of useful guidance whether you're starting with the basics or are contemplating more complex options.
There's no free lunch. Be wary of companies selling information about “government grants” or guides to government grants.
There are many sources of debt financing: banks, savings and loans, commercial finance companies and government agencies are most common.
Commitment letters, promissory notes, credit agreements, mortgages, assignments. Get the basics on loan documentation.
The Small Business Administration has financial assistance programs that provide access to debt and equity primarily from banks or other private sources.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Office has loan, loan guarantee and grant programs.
Local governmental units at different levels are currently providing some form of assistance to entrepreneurs.
Raising capital to fund a startup or early stage business can be very complex and intimidating. Our guidebook offers clarity.