Resources

Additional Business Training

 

Financing

Traditional – Bank Loans

Small Business Administration Loan Programswww.sba.gov
The SBA provides loan guarantees for start-up and existing business loans.

Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer – Loans and Donations From Individuals

Prosper www.prosper.com
Funding for almost any purpose. Receive repayable loans from individuals.

LendingClub www.lendingclub.com
Funding for almost any purpose. Receive repayable loans from individuals.

Crowdfunder www.crowdfunder.com
Funding for start-up and existing businesses. Offer equity in exchange for funding.

Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com
Geared toward funding for creative projects. Offer rewards in exchange for funding.

PeerBackers www.peerbackers.com
Geared toward raising funds for business purposes. Offer rewards in exchange for funding.

IndieGoGo www.indiegogo.com
Open to funding for just about any project

PiggyBackrwww.piggybackr.com
Funding platform for younger entrepreneurs (under 18)

 

News/Information

YoungEntrepreneurwww.youngentrepreneur.com
Free online community for young entrepreneurs with a blog, forum, and tools to help you start and grow your business.

Entrepreneur Magazine
www.entrepreneur.com
Lots of great articles and videos on entrepreneurship.

GenX Startup @ Idea Cafewww.businessownersideacafe.com/genx
Inspiration and ideas for young entrepreneurs.

 

Organizations

Students in Free Enterprise – www.sdsife.com
Organization that helps students develop business leadership skills.

Junior Achievementwww.ja.org
Dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurshipwww.nfte.com
Provides programs that inspire young people to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures.