Financing sources for businesses
Updated: Mar 3
When wanting to start a business sooner or later we will end up with questions about the finances. From where to get the starting money? Who can support me with the various resources I need? What can be my starting budget and how to get it?
Let's see a non-exhausted list of ideas from where we could get the resources to start our business:
Own resources or borrowing from friends and family
Bank or other types of credits
Issue of shares or bond issues
Risk capital financing
Special financing programmes
Grants and special funds (EU funding opportunities)
European Fund for Strategic Investments
Development and cooperation programmes
European Agriculture Guarantee Fund
European Structural Funds
European Regional Development Fund
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)
Additional funds that can help you get experience and competences usable in a business
European Solidarity Corps
Interreg Volunteering Youth
Start from getting familiar with the funds open for the domain of work you want and get in contact with the entity managing the fund nationally or internationally. Ask them questions to make sure that the fund is suitable for your business.
Don't fall in the trap to change your business in accordance to the financing available, but find the finanancind aid in accordance to your business!