Contrary to popular belief there are only a very few grants available to start and grow businesses.
Read The Truth About Free Government Grants.
Estimate the amount of funding you need to secure financing for your business
Start at the beginning: How much money do you need and for what?
- Tips on estimating startup costs (SBA)
- Online startup costs calculator (Bplans.com)
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counselors can also help you determine your startup or expansion financing needs
Determine the Best Source of Funding
- Overview of business financing (BizFilings by CT)
- Quick Pick chart of funding sources based on stage of business (BizFilings by CT)
Put Together a Business Plan
Get more information on specific types of funding: