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Get Your Business Funded: Creative Methods for Getting the Money You Need

ISBN: 978-0-470-92811-0
246 pages
June 2011
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Explore the many options available to get the money you need for your business

Whether your business is a new start-up, an established company attempting to grow, or somewhere in between, Get Your Business Funded gives you the full range of options for raising capital in today's challenging economy.

Covering everything from bank loans to angel investors to equity financing to more unorthodox methods, this complete guide uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain each approach.

  • Divided into two sections: "Sources and Funding" and "What You Need to Know"
  • Explains such unorthodox financing sources as peer-to-peer lending, online grants, business plan competitions, and the "friends and family plan"
  • Reveals untapped funding streams available through the government
  • Follows on the success of the author's previous work The Small Business Bible

Pick up this reader-friendly guide and discover the many ways you can Get Your Business Funded right now.

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Table of Contents


About the Author.

Section I: The Traditional Route.

Chapter 1. Personal Assets.

Chapter 2. Bank Loans.

Chapter 3. SBA Loans.

Chapter 4. Equity Lines of Credit.

Chapter 5. Credit Cards.

Chapter 6. The Friends and Family Plan.

Chapter 7. Angel Investors.

Chapter 8. Venture Capitalists.

Chapter 9. The IPO.

Section II: Using Your Own Resources.

Chapter 10. Factoring.

Chapter 11. Retirement Accounts.

Section III: Other Options.

Chapter 12. Government Options.

Chapter 13. Partnerships.

Chapter 14. Mergers and Strategic Alliances.

Section IV: Creative Online Options.

Chapter 15. Peer-to-Peer Lending.

Chapter 16. Crowdfunding.

Section V: Other Creative Options.

Chapter 17. Microfinance.

Chapter 18. Royalty and Revenue Sharing.

Chapter 19. Supplier, Wholesaler, and Franchisor Financing.

Chapter 20. Seller Financing.

Chapter 21. Business Plan Competitions and Other Contests.

Section VI: In-Kind Contributions.

Chapter 22. Business Incubators.

Chapter 23. Barter.

Appendix: The Business Plan.


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Author Information

Steven D. Strauss, often called "the country's leading small business expert," is an internationally recognized author, lawyer, and speaker. His column in USATODAY.com is one of the most highly syndicated business columns in the world. The author of fifteen books, including The Small Business Bible, he is also the President of The Strauss Group, Inc. For more information, visit www.MrAllBiz.com.
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November 22, 2011
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