Funding Your Business

There are many different avenues you can take when trying to obtain funding for your business, whether you’re just starting out or looking for capital to help you expand and grow. Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship Channel has an entire subdivision dedicated to exploring these different funding opportunities to help you decide which ones are best for your business and your personal management style.
To new business owners, there may seem to be an air of mysticism around the concept of venture capitalism. Our experts in the field will help to dispel some of the fears and misconceptions people have about this type of funding and offer advice to those who would like to seek it for their business. If venture capital isn’t for you – and it’s not, for many – there are a number of other methods of obtaining funding for your business.
If you’re thinking about using personal funds, be careful. It’s very easy for personal and business finances to become so intermingled that a business failure could cause personal ruin. For instance, if you’re thinking about mortgaging your home to raise business startup capital, make sure you’re aware of all the pros and cons first.
For other funding ideas and advice, check out the other tips offered by our experienced writers. Learn more about the impact of different funding methods, and discover if your business venture qualifies for certain grants and government loans. Most of all, make sure you know what you’re getting into before you sign your name on that dotted line!

A Guide to Finding Funding for Your Business

Finding funding for your business is crucial, not only for getting started, but to ensure that a business has a chance to be successful. Without proper funding from the outset, businesses may fail rapidly. Venture capital, personal loans and retirement accounts are all sources of potential funding.

Finding Investors for New Inventions

Funding is indispensable for the commercial application of any invention. Few investors, however, have the financial resources to mass-produce or market their own inventions. The funding for the experimentation itself usually comes from someone else.

How to Find Venture Capitalists That Are Interested in You

Some of the biggest companies in the world could not have started without getting the funding for their business. Do you have a dream or business you think can become a success? Find out if you are ready and what milestones you need to achieve before even approaching anyone for money.

The Benefit of Trade Credit: Can It Be Attained?

If trade credits are great, then why do businesses fail to meet their obligations? Credit arrangements are supposed to bring benefits to an entrepreneur; then something must be amiss if a business entity finds itself falling into a credit trap instead. Explore the credit concept through this article

Satisfying SBA Business Valuation Requirements

For those who are considering purchasing a business, understanding the methods that may be used to determine the businesses value is important. Changes in SBA rules have made this even more important since SBA loan guarantees may not be available without this critical information.

Top 10 Fundraising Ideas for Non-Profit Organizations

That non-profit board you sit on looks to you and other members to come up with ideas on raising money or growing capital funding accounts. While no one person can do it all alone, there are some ideas out there including the unusual to help roll in the bucks. Jean Scheid tells offers up the top 10!

Tips on How to Get a DUNS Number: Do You Need One?

What is a DUNS number, and as a business owner do you need one? While it’s easy to find out how to get a DUNS number, there are pros and cons to the process of obtaining one. Jean Scheid offers tips on the process and if you really need this 9 digit number to operate your business.