Grants and financing

Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting or growing a business. If you are looking for money for your business, you should start by learning about the different types of financing that are available. You can then decide which one best suits your needs.

  • Government grants and financing
    Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.
  • Private sector financing
    Your business may be eligible for different types of private sector financing, including debt and equity.
  • Financing from non-government organizations
    There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing.
  • Crowdfunding
    Could crowdfunding help you raise funds for your business?
  • Accessing equity financing
    Learn how to plan for and negotiate a deal with potential investors in order to obtain equity financing for your business.
  • Personal assets
    See how you can use personal assets to help finance your business.
  • Business planning
    Find out how to write a business plan and access templates, sample business plans, market research information and statistics.
  • Social enterprises and non-profits
    Are you ready to turn your social mission into a social enterprise? Find resources to help you start, manage and grow your organization.
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