Since the banks have had their asses handed to them, by getting hundreds of billions from the government, their form of an apology is by refusing to help out small businesses. Since we cannot go cap in hand to the fed, we need to find other ways of raising finance.
vFinance connect business owners with angel investors and venture capitalist. They also have some business plan templates, but they aren’t that great. For the best business plans you should hire a designer, or look for some inspiration at GraphicRiver.net.
Venture Hacks is blog with tons of articles and information about raising money for your business. Spend a couple of hours to find out what the latest and greatest have to say about all this finance wizardry.
Here is a great article on what you should have in your Power Point presentation to investors. Once again, I would head over to Graphic River to find some appealing designs.
Something to tie you over
You are probably aware that startup funding is a very small part of any businesses. Sometimes you just need a little something to tie you over.
Kabbage allows you to get small pots of funding over a 6 month period. The great thing about these guys is their qualifying process. They look at your Twitter account, Facebook Page, Website Analytics, and tons of other unconventional means to judge your business’s credit worthiness.