Here are some common ways to fund your business:

for Entrepreneurs

Angels / Venture capitalists (VCs). More on that here.

Use a crowdfunding website like Alix Global, Ata Plus, Crowdo, Eureeca, pitchIN and Propellar Crowd+. Make sure you read the fine print in your agreement with the various sites. The Pros and Cons of Equity Crowdfunding

Loans / grants provided by the government agencies. A lot of different options here, and historically a solid option for small businesses. SME Loans / Grants

Peer-to-peer lending platform (coming soon).

Bootstrap it yourself. Self-funding from your savings is always preferred as you don’t have to give up any of your ownership.

Ask your “friends and family.” This can be a risky source as business relations can affect your personal relationships, yet they can be some of your biggest supporters and open to attractive terms for repayment.

Find a major customer to front the beginning costs