One of the biggest impediments to starting any small business is obtaining the financing necessary to get it off of the ground. Thankfully, as a result of modern technology, there are many options that can help someone get the financing they need. Here’s an overview of some of these options.
Personal Funds, Friends and Family
More often than not, a person will turn to their personal funds, friends, or family in order to obtain the financing they need. These obviously have many advantages: Dipping into your own funds is easy to do, and many creditors will require that someone put their own funds into a project before lending any additional money. If you are fortunate enough to have friends and family that have the resources you need, this can be a relatively easy thing to do. Of course, there are disadvantages: You can strain relationships, owe dear friends thousands of dollars, and potentially go into business with people you care about – something that doesn’t always work out well!