Alternative Sources of Funding for your Startup

Alternative Financing for Raising Capital from The Startup Garage
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When starting your new company, you may quickly become aware of the financial challenges that await you but did you know there are many different ways you can finance and fund the growth and success of your company without utilizing traditional debt or equity models? Often overlooked, there are many alternative sources of funding and financing available that apply creativity and innovation towards supporting business. Take a look at some creative sources in this next section of our series and ask yourself if these types of repayments and savings outweigh the risks of debt and equity settlements. Some of them require extra work, and some of them require extra time, but all of them provide you with unique ways to raise capital without traditional markets.

Below is a list of the sources we will be covering. If you would like to read more about a topic, just click the phrase and you will be redirected to its blog post!

  1. Bartering
  2. Customer and Supplier Financing
  3. Grants
  4. Crowd Sourcing
  5. Awards /Contests
  6. Selling and Exchanging Assets
  7. Donations
  8. Peer to Peer (P2P)
  9. Employee Stock Ownership Plan ESOPS
  10. Partner Equity Investment and Direct Public Offering
  11. Seller and Landlord Financing
  12. Sponsors and Advertising
  13. Work Part time and Offer Consulting
  14. Investment Groups and Clubs
  15. Personal Account Financing


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About Tyler Jensen

I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.