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Sources of start-up capital

Question
Where do I get start-up money? 
Answer
Capital for a start-up will almost always come from the founders, due to the fact that the business has no track record upon which to base an investment decision.

But for those start-ups that have more initial merit, and for the more mature small businesses, here is a list of some classic capital sources:

- Banks
- Friends and family
- Venture capital
- Angel investors
- Supplier/vendor financing
- The SBA Microloan Program for short-term start-up or expansion loans of up to $25,000. 
 
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