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15 Sources for Small Business Funding 
Loans, Grants, Angel Investors, Venture Capital

Small business lending in August was up 19% over the same time last year, the highest increase since April 2008, according to Reuters. Many believe this is a positive sign for the economy that will lead to job growth.

If your small business is seeking a loan, grant, angel investor, or venture capital, here’s a list of funding resources.
Grants.gov – Apply for federal grants.

SBA Loan Programs – Small Business Administration loan programs. Note that the SBA is not a direct lender, but helps entrepreneurs get financing with traditional banks.

Small Business Research Grants – List of federal entities offering research grants, provided by the SBA.

Woman Owned – Provides loans and grants for women-owned small businesses.

Idea Café – Provides a variety of sponsored grants for small business.

Kickstarter – Crowd-sourced funding option for creative projects.

Rocket Hub – Similar to Kickstarter, offers funding for creative projects.

Indie GoGo – Funding for creative projects.

InvestedIn – Crowd-sourced funding for just about anything.
Prosper – Private lending community.

Express Merchant Financing – Cash loans for small businesses from American Express.

SBIR/STTR – Small business innovation research grants, government funded.

Go Big Network – Online directory for posting funding needs and connecting with investors.

VFinance – Network for finding venture capital and angel investors.

Gaebler – Directory of angel investors by state.

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