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Small Business Funding 101: A Financing Primer

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Every business starts with a great idea, but it cannot get much further without the right funding. Getting the right kind of funding, however, presents a unique problem for aspiring small business owners, particularly with all the options from which a business owner must choose. 

An infographic created by Column Five Media for Webs.com attempts to solve this problem for business owners by offering a breakdown of several small business financing options. Some of the most popular funding options for small businesses include:

  • Self-financing
  • Friends and family
  • Credit cards
  • Bank lending
  • Other lending
  • Business/trade credit
  • Venture capitalists and angel investors

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In addition to the above forms of funding, the infographic also details points from the Small Business Administration loan program.  Included in that program are the SBA 7(a) loan, the SBA 504 loan and the MicroLoan program. More information about these financing options, including benefits and drawbacks, can be found in the below infographic:

How Are Businesses Financed? Credit: Webs.com

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