Some of the world’s most famous companies – including Apple, Hewlett Packard, and Google – had humble beginnings in the founders’ garages. While they started on a shoestring, that doesn’t mean the founders launched them without putting in any money at all. To launch even a tiny business, you’ll usually need some cash to get rolling, whether it is to buy a computer, print business cards, or advertise. If you’re going to open, say, a retail store or restaurant, you’ll need much more. Saving up some of this money before you get started is always a smart idea. But if you don’t have the luxury of waiting until that point, you may need some outside financing. To read more of this article by Elaine Pofeldt, go to “Your Financing Guide” below, or click on any of the resources on this page for valuable information on how to fund your new enterprise.
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