Business loans are available from a large number of traditional lenders such as banks and credit unions. Business loans can help your business grow, fund new research and development, help you expand into new territories, enhance sales and marketing efforts, allow you to hire new people, and much more.
Non-traditional funding options include Venture Capital and Angel Investors. Both will hold private equity; however, Venture Capital is invested by companies that raise money by offering investors a chance to take part in a fund that is then used to buy shares in a private company. Angel Investors are individuals who invest their own personal funds into a business opportunity. Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors will almost always take equity in the company in exchange for the investment.