There are many ways to fund a business enterprise. Consider the following:
- Personal finances
- Family, Friends
- Angel Investors
- Venture Capital funds
- Banks and other lenders
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
Unwary inventors often try to fund their patent applications by relying on non-disclosure agreements or notarizations. This is not a good idea. Before seeking funding make sure your novel ideas are at least Patent Pending. Idea theft is common.