Access to Capital

Access to Capital Directory: A guide to business funding

COVID-19 Funding Options

The magnitude of the current crisis is hard to overstate. To help small businesses address unprecedented economic disruptions of the pandemic the Federal Government has approved the CARES Act which provided three additional sources of capital through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Visit the SBA to find out more. Find information on COVID-19 grant opportunities.

Even with all of the economic programs and government incentives for small business, it can be a challenge to access and obtain financing to properly capitalize a business. It's difficult, especially for smaller businesses, to build credit and provide financials worthy of securing traditional business loans and lines of credit needed to grow and expand.

There are two options available to entrepreneurs seeking to finance their business: borrow funds (debt equity) or sell ownership interest in exchange for capital (equity financing). Either option has advantages and disadvantages. There are a number of non-traditional mechanisms for obtaining capital as well.
For a complete listing of options available for access to capital check out the Access to Capital Directory on the right.