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Introduction and Table of Contents:
Funding Your Business or Non-Profit

For some entrepreneurial ventures, startup capital needs are minimal. If an entrepreneur has a low risk profile (and an idea that doesn’t require a lot of startup capital), this could be the way to go. For other ventures, startup capital requirements are more involved. While there are entrepreneurs who are able to finance their startups themselves - either from savings and investments or by continuing to work at least part time - most of us need to investigate other sources of financing. In addition to all the standard options that entrepreneurs have relied on for decades - loans, credit card financing, money from family and friends, this section addresses some of the other available options: