How Do I Get FINANCING for MY BUSINESS?
Step 1: Prepare Your Business Plan
The first step in securing financing for your business is creating your business plan. This will not only help you decide how best to grow your business, but will also help you communicate your plans to potential lenders or investors. If you don't have a business plan and would like free help in developing one, contact the North Coast Small Business Development Center by clicking here.
Step 2: Contact Your Bank or Credit Union
Already have a business plan? Great! The next step is to contact your bank or credit union to see if they are able to provide you with financing. The list on the right sidebar includes local business lenders.
Step 3: Contact A Local Economic Development Lender
Humboldt County has a number of "economic developoment lenders." These organizations and agencies are charged with helping those businesses that might have difficulty obtaining credit through private sources. These lenders are listed on the right sidebar.