This step-by-step guide reviews four options for funding your projects, and helps you figure out which option is likely to work best for you.
FUNDING SOLUTIONS COVERED:
Crowdfunding/Presales: Learn when and how it makes sense to get people to pay up front for something they want you to create. Learn how to build and promote a crowdfunding campaign, and discover techniques that work for funding even very large and expensive projects swiftly.
Tax Deductible Donations: Learn how and when you can accept tax deductible donations from people and organizations that support the work you do. You may be surprised to discover that you don't have to start a non-profit or a 503c to accept tax deductible donations, and you don't have to give the final product of your work away for free either.
SBA Loans and other Lenders: Learn when it makes sense to use an SBA loan to buy a company rather than building one from scratch. Get a quick primer on how SBA loans work, what you need to have in place, and how to get them processed as quickly as possible. Find out about other lenders who will lend against orders, invoices, contracts, minimum guarantees, state incentives and other assets. Find out how to work with lenders who provide unsecured debt and lines of credit to business owners.
Equity Investment: Learn how to raise money from equity investors using Crowdfunding-CF which was just made legal in 2016. Find out how much you can raise, who can provide it, what must be in place before you start accepting investment, and where to find pools of investors actively looking for a good opportunity.
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