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Business Funding Guide Teaches new entrepreneurs where to find funding and how to ask for it. 
Understanding Using Personal Finances Starting a business can be a tremendous strain on your personal finances. It takes time before your new venture turns a profit and provides financial support for you and your family. Before starting a business, it is important to get your finances in order.

Crowdfunding
30 Minute Online Course Introduction to crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. 
What is Crowdfunding?
Kickstarter Social Funding

IndieGoGo Social Funding
Gofundme Social Funding
Wunderfund An equity crowdfunding platform for raising startup capital.
Private Shares Access to investments in pre-IPO tech companies, buy or sell private shares.

Federal and Non-Federal Grants
To search for and filter through all federal grants from over two dozen government agencies, click here. To search for and filter through non-federal grants from over 140,000 foundations, capital groups, and other donors worldwide, click here.

Angel Investors
Angel Investor Education Center Education on becoming an angel investor.
Queen City Angel Investor's Application Queen City Angels' First Funds + C-cap program application.
30 Minute Online Course Training exercise explaining an introduction to finding and attracting investors.

Venture Capital
What is Venture Capital? Explanation of how funding/venture capital funds work for small businesses.
Introduction to Venture Capital
Learn about venture capital, understanding venture capital and equity capital, angel investors, and the venture capital process.

SBIC Programs Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) are privately managed for profit investment funds that use privately raised capital and guaranteed SBA loans to provide long-term loans and equity investments to qualifying small businesses.
SBIC Directory Here is a directory for companies participating in SBIC.
Directory of Venture Capital Firms
Here is a directory for venture capital firms for you to learn about and connect with online. http://www.venture-capital-forum.com

http://www.vcaonline.com/database/index.htm#.V2li2VdtIqZ

Financing/Loans
30 Minute Online Course
This is an introduction to financing options for your business.Topics include; determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses.
Borrowing Money After you have developed a cash flow analysis and determined when your business will make profit, you may decide you need additional funding. Borrowing money is one of the most common sources of funding for a small business, but obtaining a loan isn't always easy. Before you approach a lender for a loan, you will need to understand the factors the bank will use to evaluate your application.
SBA Financial Assistance
Click here to find out if your business is eligible for SBA financial assistance.
Business Loan Checklist Review the business loan application checklist to see if you are ready to begin applying for loans.
SBA Loans
Find SBA loan requirements and information here.
30 Minute Online Course Learn how to prepare a loan package prior to applying for loans.

Small Business Loan Competitions Here are opportunities and information about local loans for companies with women.
International Financing Programs Understand international government programs for exports for programs that finance international businesses.
Small Business Loans QuarterSpot provides opportunities for fast Small Business Loans.

Grants
Research Grants Information on grants for businesses performing research.
Federal Grants Information on grants for businesses performing international trade
The Coleman Foundation Information on grants for various start-ups.