Find out what loans, grants and equity funding are available to you in Northwest Indiana.

Before you begin researching funding options, it is critical to have a complete business plan. If you do not already have a business plan be sure to develop one. Most investors and financial institutions will not begin a conversation with you without a comprehensive business plan.

Part One

Estimate the Amount of Funding You Need

It’s important to start at the beginning: How much funding do you need and for what?

Part Two

Determine the Best Source of Funding

There are many options when it comes to funding your small business. See which option best fits your needs.

Part Three

The Truth About Free Government Grants

Does the government offer free grants to help you start a business?

Part Four

Friends and Family Funding

Most businesses are funded through the generosity (and kindness) of friends and family.

Part Five

Types of Loans

From bank loans to factoring, learn about the types of loans that can help grow your business.

Part Six

SBA Loans

Could a SBA loan be the right financing option for your small business? Here are your next steps.

Part Seven

Angel Investing and Venture Capital

Determine if angel or venture capital investing fits with your business needs.

Part Eight

Technology Grants

Find grants that fund research of high-risk, high-growth businesses.