Most entrepreneurs know about the typical places to find money: banks, venture capitalists, etc. Most even know about the online alternatives touted in most “where to find funding” blogs, such as crowdfunding sites and microloan providers. Yet, when a startup needs capital for growth, these common funding solutions are often less than appealing; they tend to be too slow or too expensive, or else they fail to provide the resources the startup truly needs.
Fortunately, small-business loans, marketing campaigns, and investors aren’t the only ways to fund your startup’s growth. Here are a few lesser-known funding options to help you build a strong, successful startup.