Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Overview: Understanding the Funding Processp. xv
Section IThe Traditional Route
Chapter 1Personal Assetsp. 3
Chapter 2Bank Loansp. 11
Chapter 3SBA Loansp. 21
Chapter 4Equity Line of Creditp. 29
Chapter 5Credit Cardsp. 35
Chapter 6The Friends and Family Planp. 45
Chapter 7Angel investorsp. 53
Chapter 8Venture Capitalp. 67
Chapter 9The Initial Public Offering (IPO)p. 75
Section IIUsing Your Own Resources
Chapter 10Factoringp. 85
Chapter 11Retirement Accountsp. 91
Section IIIOther Options
Chapter 12Government Optionsp. 99
Chapter 3Partnershipsp. 111
Chapter 14Mergers and Strategic Alliancesp. 119
Section IVCreative Online Options
Chapter 15Peer-to-Peer Lendingp. 129
Chapter 16Crowdfundingp. 135
Section VOther Creative Options
Chapter 17Microfinancep. 145
Chapter 18Royalty and Revenue Sharingp. 153
Chapter 19Supplier, Wholesaler, and Franchisor Financingp. 159
Chapter 20Seller Financingp. 165
Chapter 21Business Plan Competitions and Other Contestsp. 173
Section VIIn-Kind Contributions
Chapter 22Business Incubatorsp. 183
Chapter 23Barterp. 191
Appendix: The Business Planp. 197
Indexp. 231