Poll: Show Me the Funding!

Happy National Small Business Week!

Every year since 1963, the president has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. This year, NSBW will honor the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses also create 60-80% of new jobs.

Despite those staggering numbers, small businesses are having a hard time getting financing as big banks keep a firm grip on lending. In the spirit of NSBW, BlackEnterprise.com wants to know how are you getting financing for your venture.

POLL: As a small business owner/entrepreneur where have you found capital needed to grow or sustain your company?

A. Microcredit organization

B. Friends and family

C. Bank loan

D. Angel investor

E. Savings/credit cards

F. Venture capital fund

G. Secure capital? It’s been virtually impossible

H.  Other (Please explain below)

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