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Financing Your Business: About

Sources of finance to start or maintain your business from grants to loans and investors.

Funding News

New York Forward Loan Fund 2 provides flexible loans to New York State small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and less than five million dollars in gross annual revenue of up to $150,000 with affordable, fixed-rate interest rates.

* Why CDFIs Are the Best Kept Secret for Small Businesses

* SBA Dedicates $20 Million to New Small Business Export Growth

* Small Business Financing Panel & Networking (In-Person), October 18, 2023, 9 am-1 pm ET

How to find money to start or support your business

Finding startup capital for your new business or money to expand it can be very difficult and time-consuming.  However, through research and footwork, it is possible.  Startup capital can be obtained from a number of sources.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a clear overview of the options available to fund your business.

LinkedIn Learning, which is accessible outside of the library using your NYPL card number and PIN, has several video courses on finding funding for your business.

The United States Chamber of Commerce regularly updates its listing of Grants, Loans and Programs to Benefit Your Small Business.

Thomas Yoseloff Business Center Small Business Resources

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