Alternative Financing

Typical Sources of Funding

Traditional funding for businesses include:

  • Friends and Family
  • Lending Institutions
  • Private Investments
  • Community Development Loan Funds
  • Governmental and NGO Grants
  • Crowdfunding

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Technology and Innovation Grants

Companies based on a technology or innovation also have access to two special grants.

  1. Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
  2. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Click here to learn more about the SBIR & STTR Grants.