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Capital Funding & Investments



How Do I Fund the Business?

 Capital Funding
Investment and Personal Finance

Capital Funding

Read a basic primer on financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration and get ideas from Florida Trend magazine on financing your business. 

BusinessUSA  Locate government resources to help you finance your business. BusinessUSA is a collaborative effort of government agencies to assist small businesses and exporters.

Business Grants  Funding available through Seminole County Government. 

Capital Funding   Government funding, grants, venture capital,  bonds, start-up financing, and more.  Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.   

Crowdfunding  See if this new source of revenue is right for your business. 

Enterprise Florida   Funding resources from Florida's official economic development organization.

Government Grants Find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.   

Government Loans  Check out business loan opportunities.

Magazines & Newspapers  Stay up-to-date with the latest information from business and financial publications.

Times Topics Stay up-to-date with the world of venture capital.  From the New York Times.

vFinance     They connect investors with entrepreneurs.  Find venture capital firms and angel investors.  vFinance is not a venture capital firm, agent, or broker dealer. 

 Search the Library Catalog for books you might be interested in

Investment and Personal Finance 

Better Investing  Hands-on advice and tips about investing principles and buying stocks.  National Association of Investors Corp., a trusted investment education group.

  Investment charting and research.

BondsOnline- Information for the bond investor.

ClearStation  Investment community, picks, A-list, Z-list, update, radio, hot sectors, indexes.

CNN Money  Investing and personal finance information from CNN and MONEY magazine.

Invest in REITs  Guide to REIT investing for new Real Estate Investment Trust investors.

The Investment FAQ - Search frequently asked questions about investments and personal finance.  Consumer site established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  For the beginner or experienced investor. 

Investor's Business Daily University   IBD University online courses on investing.

Kiplinger  Comprehensive information on investing, managing, and spending money.

Morningstar Investment Research Center*  Mutual funds and investment information. Screen for stocks, funds, ETFs.

The Motley Fool  Personal finance advice from Tom and David Gardner.   Market overview, stock screenings, stocks, options, futures, and brokers.   Information and tools for managing personal finances.

Red Herring  Market information, strategic insight, and growing entrepreneurial communities.  Tools, market maps, stocks, funds, personal finance, and economy & bonds.

Standard & Poor's  Industry ratings and indices, and news.  Online version of The Wall Street Journal.   Real Estate News -WSJ - Real estate investment and REITs information from The Wall Street Journal.   A site dedicated to the real estate investor.  Provides property listings.

Yahoo! Finance  Information on investing and personal finance, and top business news.

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