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.
Estimate the Amount of Funding You Need
It’s important to start at the beginning: How much funding do you need and for what?
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.
The Truth About Free Government Grants
Does the government offer free grants to help you start a business?
Friends and Family Funding
Most businesses are funded through the generosity (and kindness) of friends and family.
Types of Loans Available
From bank loans to factoring, learn about the types of loans that can help grow your business.
Could a SBA loan be the right financing option for your small business? Here are your next steps.
Angel Investing and Venture Capital
Determine if angel or venture capital investing fits with your business needs.
Find grants that fund research of high-risk, high-growth businesses.