An 8-Part Guide

Fund Your Business

Funding your business can be easy. Understand the financial options available to fuel your growth.

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Before You Start

Ask yourself these questions before you leap into the land of lending.

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Part One

Bootstrap Your Business

Ideas to help you fund your startup without getting a loan or taking on an investor.

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Part Two

Friends & Family Funding

Avoid the awkwardness of asking your friends and family to help fund your startup by following these tips.

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Part Three

Angel Investors & Venture Capital

Looking for an investor? Here are 8 tips to help your business become more attractive. First image is kind of blurry. Found this one as a second option

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Part Four

Types of Loans Available

From bank loans to factoring, learn about the types of loans that can help grow your business.

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Part Five

SBA and Bank Loans

Is a traditional bank loan the right financing for your business? Here are your next steps.

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Part Six

Iowa Loan Programs

Discover loans and programs specifically for Iowa businesses

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Part Seven

Crowdfunding

Use the power of the internet to connect with like minded individuals who can help fund your company through small dollar investments.

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Part Eight

Government Grants

Does the government offer free grants to help you start a business?

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Programs and Resources for Agriculture

Find resources to start your livestock or crop operation by yourself or with others.

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Resources for Women, Minority, Veteran and Disabled Owned Businesses

Diversity in ownership of Iowa companies helps make our economy stronger. Check out these resources who can help!

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