7 Innovative Ways to Finance a Startup


The number one reason most entrepreneurs don’t start their own business is because of funding or lack thereof. Entrepreneurs spend an average of $70,000 to start a business, while only 30 percent will last three years and 50 percent will fail after five years.

Finding sources of funding can be a real hassle, but in the US, small businesses generated $7.8 trillion in revenue, and up to 80 percent of all new jobs were created by startup companies.  Don’t let the figures about failing deter you from pursuing your dreams. Just find innovative ways to finance your business.

This infographic from MBA in Finance takes a closer look at innovate ways to finance a startup business:

 7 ways to fund startup

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About the author: Alise Hammond

Alise Hammond is a copy-editing intern for AlleyWatch.  Being a new writer, she’s excited to diversify her portfolio and gain experience writing for multiple platforms. She’s a recent graduate from Temple University, gaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.  She has previous experience writing for Temple News, Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Philly Fashionistas, specializing in areas such as fashion and arts and entertainment. She loves indulging in news of all sorts and has a weakness for a good online sale.

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