Which Business Funding Option is Right for You?

Last Updated on September 12, 2013

When it comes to funding a business, knowledge is power. There are numerous types of National Business Capital & Services (National) available to entrepreneurs and the savvy business owner will understand the importance of choosing the right one.

The professionals at National have a keen understanding of business funding and are available to assist you.

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The Pros & Cons of Different Business Funding Options

Debt Financing

Most new small businesses obtain their business funding through debt financing. A bank grants a loan or line of credit with a repayment plan and interest rate.

A solid business plan is required as well as a track record of proper financial management. The positive of debt financing is that you do not have to relinquish any equity in your business.

The negatives are that personal collateral may need to to given, interest rates may be high, and the application process is typically long and stressful.

Equity Financing

This type of business funding is obtained from private or institutional investors in exchange for a share of equity in the company.

The funding sources range from family, friends, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Receiving business funding from family or friends is usually quick and easy, but for smaller dollar amounts and comes with the possibility of strained relationships.

Angel investors will not only be able to provide greater funding, but they also offer business expertise and guidance. Unfortunately, they can be difficult to find.

Venture capitalists are for established businesses ready for fast growth. A lot money can be available, but the investors look for a fast return on their investments.


We would be remiss if we left out grants as an option for business funding. Government and non-profits are great sources for this type of business funding.

It is very difficult to find grants your business may be eligible for and can be difficult and time consuming to apply.

Alternative Financing

The Expert Advisors at National can educate you on the available forms of alternative financing.

These are typically very quick to secure (funding can be as quick as 24 hours), do not require a long application process, no equity is given up, and the repayment varies along with your income so you will not be overstretched.

Find the Best Business Funding Option for You Today

With so many options available, be sure you are choosing the optimal source for your business funding. Call and speak with one of our Expert Advisors today at (877) 482-3008 to learn more about your options!

Or, if you already know which funding option you’d like, get the ball rolling by filling out our simple 1-minute application online, and get the funds you need in as little as 24 hours.

National Business Capital & Services is the #1 FinTech marketplace offering small business loans and services. Harnessing the power of smart technology and even smarter people, we’ve streamlined the approval process to secure over $1 billion in financing for small business owners to date.

Our expert Business Financing Advisors work within our 75+ Lender Marketplace in real time to give you easy access to the best low-interest SBA loans, short and long-term loans and business lines of credit, as well as a full suite of revenue-driving business services.

We strengthen local communities one small business loan at a time. For every deal we fund, we donate 10 meals to Feeding America!


About the Author, Megan Capobianco

Megan is passionate about helping business owners along their journey - providing them with relevant content they can use in their day-to-day operations.

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