Start With Family, Incubators and Crowdfunding Sites

Ben Franklin $100 BillOne of the very first hurdles that a new entrepreneur faces is how to find the initial capital necessary to fund the process of building a company. Most entrepreneurs begin using their own money for the initial costs. Eventually, however, the time comes that it no longer makes sense (or is no longer possible) to continue doing this. At this point, entrepreneurs need to figure out a strategy to raise the funds necessary while minimizing disruption of day-to-day business operations. If done incorrectly, fundraising can be incredibly distracting and difficult for the entrepreneur, and can slow any initial momentum that the business has attained. The best options for finding initial angel and seed investors are friends and family, incubators, professional investors and crowdfunding.

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