Estimate the amount of funding you need
To secure financing for your business, start at the beginning: how much funding do you need and for what?
- Tips on estimating startup costs (SBA)
- Online startup costs calculator (Bplans.com)
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counselors can also help you determine your startup or expansion financing needs
Determine the best source of funding
- Overview of business financing (BizFilings by CT)
- Quick Pick chart of funding sources based on stage of business (BizFilings by CT)
Put together a business plan
Most funding sources will want to see a clear plan for your business. Get started with your business plan.