This applies to both startups and already existing businesses

David O.
David O.
Jan 28 · 2 min read
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  1. Loans and investments from close friends and family members
  2. Bank loans (i.e. collateralized loans)
  3. Non-collateralized loans from lenient credit institutions
  4. Seed funding from an angel investor
  5. Investment from a Venture Capital firm
  6. Crowdfunding via platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter
  7. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
  8. Savings from years of working
  9. Partnership with a bigger and complimentary company
  10. Sale of business asset
  11. Merger with a competitor
  12. Acquisition by a larger organization
  13. License business Intellectual Property (IP)
  14. Product showcase competition prizes
  15. Presale of product (from customer preorders)
  16. Create a paid service that costs you nothing extra
  17. Create a subscription for top customers (like a Patron account)
  18. Start an affiliate program
  19. Rent out a part of your real estate property (or sublet)
  20. Finance your inventory with Letter of Credit
  21. Cold pitch to businesses to become clients and preorder
  22. Join an accelerator program
  23. Monetize your goodwill (or brand) and attract contributions
  24. Addition of a partner that has the necessary funds
  25. Sale of a not-so-effective part of the business
  26. Create a lottery program
  27. Apply for a grant or government incentive
  28. Hire a fundraising specialist (who will be paid on commission)
  29. Initial Public Offering (IPO)
  30. Execute a social cause that costs little (or nothing) which affects your potential customers
  31. Sale of personal assets or unused personal valuables
  32. Target a particular investor in your locality, build a relationship and leverage on it
  33. Salary from job or side hustles
  34. Alternative lending from online platforms (like PayPal)
  35. Public auction of business brand identity objects

I hope you have picked up something from this list. If you want more personalized insights, can get in touch with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Cheers!

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