Wed 30 Sep 2015 | By:

How to Finance a Business in California (5 Great Resources)

Manage Your Business Finances

From business licensing to incorporating in California, a lot of tasks require much of your time and effort when starting a business in California. However, your business won’t surely start operating if you cannot find financing for it.

While financing a business in California may take time, it is not impossible. So you can best consider the financing option for your business, here are some resources I have gathered for you.

Quick Note: When looking for financing for your business, investors often look at your business plan to see if they are making a profitable investment. You can start writing a business plan now with a good planning software to show why your business is worth it.


1) Learning How to Finance a Business in California

Startup Savant’s How to Finance a Business guide is an informational article that presents to readers ten of the most practical options on how to finance a business in California. With each option’s pros and cons discussed, you will have a better perspective on what financing fits your business.

2) California Small Business Grants

There are numerous small business grants in California for your financing options. These resources are custom tailored for small businesses who are in need of capital. In addition, information about fundamentals of the program and local resources are also available. You can check this option in this guide.

3) California GO-Biz

Another excellent go-to resource for financing a business in California is GO-Biz’s Loans and Financial Assistance for Small Businesses section. It’s a complete reference that different government sources for funding your business.

4) California Angel Investors

Angel investors in California also provides financing for your business. These individuals are often private investors who are looking to help startups with financing in exchange for ownership equity. You can find a list of angel investors in California on this website.

5) Crowdfunding

As you may have already heard about crowdfunding, this method of financing your small business involves a large number of people contributing small amounts of money to achieve a common purpose.

In this case, the help your business get started. Crowdfunding to finance a business has become even more mainstream due to the emergence of social media platforms. You can get started with crowdfunding for your business on Kickstarter.


Wrapping Up on Funding a Business in California

Wrapping Up and Starting a BusinessLooking for financing for your business in California is a delicate and intricate process that requires a good amount of patience. It should not be done haphazardly as well because your business goals depend on it.

Before you get started on getting that financing, make sure to know your business inside out, and think about your options carefully.

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.