One of my SCORE clients had a question about places to actually go and pitch, once you have the Three Not So Easy Pieces done. Good question. Here is a list, along with some comments, about places to go find money for your business. I will add to it as I find more. If you have any others, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will add them to the list:
- Colektivo: (from the site) The investment fund sole purpose is to supply local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with debt financing. This is like Crowdfunding.
- Kiva: (from the site) Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
- Kick Starter: This looks like a great way to fund an idea.
These banks loan money to small businesses and also do SBA type loans.
- Business.com: Huge list of banks that do loans. I have not checked any of them out but some do offer SBA loans.
- SBA Loan Checklist: A detailed list of documents you need to submit to get an SBA loan.
- Some of the best business credit cards: A great resource for business credit cards when you need them.
Check out The Funded for a ranking of Venture Capitalists as well as some Angel Groups. The best way to get a venture meeting is to be introduced, so see if you might know someone.
See this post for what NOT to say to a VC.
Here is a great link to who got funded and for how much.
Building a fundable startup is part of the challenge of getting funded. Do it right with the help of GetAround.com’s CEO Sam Zaid and his Play from StartupPlays.com here
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