Illustrating the startup funding game

Personal savings, family investments, bank loans, venture capital - there’s no shortage of options for entrepreneurs seeking funding. So where do most of them turn to make sure there’s no shortage on the balance sheet?

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Paul Kedrosky walks through the various roads to early-stage capital in the video below, explaining which options are appropriate for which ventures and debunking several investment myths along the way. Business owners, in the comments below, please let us know which of these sources of capital you found most useful when you first got started.

J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.

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