Freedom from the 9-to-5 grind and late-night emails. The opportunity to express yourself through something that is yours.
Business ownership is what many of us aspire to, but owning a business is only the first step. If your ideas flourish and if the market responds well to what you offer, the next step is growth, and this is where many business owners struggle.
The challenge of scaling a big idea with a limited scope into many ideas with much larger scope is not only a commitment of time, it is also potentially very expensive, and often needs some form of outside funding.
Fortunately, there are options.
Small businesses find funding in a diverse range of sources, from traditional loans to venture capital and crowd-sourced funds made possible by the Internet. In this guide, we will explore each of these options, how they relate to your situation, and how to decide which will best fit your business.