The Basics of Business Funding

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the fundamentals of business funding
  • Identify typical business funding stages
  • Understand typical uses of funding for each business stage
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of each funding option
  • Identify business funding options available to you
  • Quickly determine if you meet the basic requirements of each option
  • Objectively assess the net benefits of each option and determine your best options

Topics for this course

5 Lessons

Basics of Business Funding

Mindset Check
Lesson 1: Understanding The Typical Business Funding Options8:22
Lesson 2: What Are The Requirements Of Each Funding Option & Do You Meet Them?15:03
Lesson 3: What’s The Net Benefit Of Each Typical Business Funding Option?10:23
Mindset Revisited

Material Includes

  • Exercise: Test Your Knowledge of Sources and Uses For Each Business Stage
  • Exercise: Summarizing Your Business Funding Situation
  • Exercise: Identify Your Best/Worst Business Funding Options


  • Quiet place, focus, a tasty beverage, maybe some snacks
  • Ability to take notes
  • 15-20 minutes (without pausing), 60-90 minutes (to complete exercises)
  • A can-do attitude