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56 Ideas To Fund A Startup

Who isn’t hoping for money to fall from the sky when launching a new business right?  In this fast moving world, there are always new ways popping up to win, find or earn money every day.  My 56 Entreprenette Experts in this post, share ideas that worked for them, links to business loans, and other fresh ideas……PLUS, some super cool contests out there!!  No excuses now……if you need our votes, post it in the comments below and let’s see if you can help each other out.  And…..We’d love to learn about other ideas so feel free to post those in the comments too.

My collection is inspired by the achievements in my life. It’s fun, girly, and sexy.
Vendor Contact: Rose Paulino of Rose Paulino LLC | Phone: 6465925189 | Email: Info@rosepaulino.com

1) Grey Rib Knit Curved Dress 2) Red Curved Dress 3) Dimi Set (Top and High Waisted Skirt)
Vendor Contact: Aysha Robinson of Aysha louise | Phone: 8433033054 | Email: ayshalouisestyle@gmail.com

We make the finest most beautiful silks in a range of marble stone refinement. Wrap dresses like DVF. Pure silk charmeuse. Flowing elegant chic style. Our silks offered as silk scarves 34x34 handsewn edges. Prices from $190-470. Salvatore Ferragamo, Frette and Pucci with many more think our line wonderfully beautiful.
Vendor Contact: Juliet V of Juliet V Silks | Phone: 425-471-4770 | Email: julietvsilks@gmail.com

LookBook available upon request: 1) Rayn - Ruffled long puff sleeves 2fer Tulle elastic smocking dress, nude removable silk double layers under slip dress. 2) Reya - Faux leather slip-on elastic high waisted skirt with left side metal 3) Rhi - Hi-Lo yoke blouson long sleeves top with front or back oversized covered buttons and hidden metal snaps closure. 4) Rue - Sleeveless empire waist wide leg floral jumpsuit with front and back V-neck and invisible back zipper closure.
Vendor Contact: Vivienne Pash of Vivienne Pash LLC | Phone: 646-373-8202 | Email: info@viviennepash.com

Contrasting contemporary Los Angeles glitz and glamour with a vivid ancestral past in rural Belarus, Tatiana Shabelnik's collection "CONTRAST" is a dramatic cosmopolitan fusion of bold colors and textures inspired by her fearless personality. Published in magazines including VOGUE UK, GLAMOUR UK, GQ UK, TATLER UK, House of Coco (UK), Los Angeles Times and many others, as well as seen on the runways in London, Los Angeles, Orange County, Dubai, Tatiana wants to bring high end wearable art to all.
Vendor Contact: Tatiana Shabelnik of Tatiana Shabelnik | Phone: 3109052196 | Email: tatiana@tatianashabelnik.com

my fashion line is very versatile it ranges from very high fashion to ready to wear I have over 4000 designs I'm having a fashion at nyfw on Feb 7, 2020, I would love to show you my lookbook and some of my designs thanks
Vendor Contact: mary Costello of MC Costello | Phone: 9012339410 | Email: iheartnyc4489@gmail.com

Afghan born Canadian fashion designer who works from her design studio in Az, USA. She has participated in numerous fashion shows in Canada, US and most recently in India’s runway platforms. Unique in size and concept, our current collection 'Wear Everywhere' is created targeting urban women catering to the need of latest fashion & trends so as to make our customers feel confident at affordable prices. Price Range for Collection: $140 - $225
Vendor Contact: Nazila Sawhney of Nazila Couture | Phone: 0016024789019 | Email: sales@nazilacouture.com

Afghan born Canadian fashion designer who works from her design studio in Az, USA. She has participated in numerous fashion shows in Canada, US and most recently in India’s runway platforms. Unique in size and concept, our current collection 'Wear Everywhere' is created targeting urban women catering to the need of latest fashion & trends so as to make our customers feel confident at affordable prices. Price Range for Collection: $140 - $225
Vendor Contact: Nazila Sawhney of Nazila Couture | Phone: 0016024789019 | Email: sales@nazilacouture.com

Afghan born Canadian fashion designer who works from her design studio in Az, USA. She has participated in numerous fashion shows in Canada, US and most recently in India’s runway platforms. Unique in size and concept, our current collection 'Wear Everywhere' is created targeting urban women catering to the need of latest fashion & trends so as to make our customers feel confident at affordable prices. Price Range for Collection: $140 - $225
Vendor Contact: Nazila Sawhney of Nazila Couture | Phone: 0016024789019 | Email: sales@nazilacouture.com

Afghan born Canadian fashion designer who works from her design studio in Az, USA. She has participated in numerous fashion shows in Canada, US and most recently in India’s runway platforms. Unique in size and concept, our current collection 'Wear Everywhere' is created targeting urban women catering to the need of latest fashion & trends so as to make our customers feel confident at affordable prices. Price Range for Collection: $140 - $225
Vendor Contact: Nazila Sawhney of Nazila Couture | Phone: 0016024789019 | Email: sales@nazilacouture.com

Kaleidoscope Blue is a custom textile that makes it's own statement! You will definitely get attention in this bold, beautiful print that transitions smoothly from work to play, season to season!
Vendor Contact: Laura Jackson of Ms.Jaxn Designs | Phone: 2018923434 | Email: info@msjaxn.com

Yeneandmiller is a destination for fashionistas of all sizes and shapes. Who like to be unique and stand out when they dress, fashion lover who like to look high end fashion, casual but chic and elegant sometime sophisticated but who can't really afford high end designer clothes. Yene&Miller will help them look high end fashion.
Vendor Contact: Gaelle Jules of Yeneandmiller | Phone: 8622373268 | Email: gaellejules1@gmail.com

Our submission is from our latest collection tagged Versatile Babe. This collection is inspired by the fact that the dreams of women are valid and we can be EVERYTHING we want to be. Heavily infused with prints and burst of colors, the Versatile Babe collection is made out of love from Africa.
Vendor Contact: Olamide Danso of Abena-Danso Nig Enterprises | Phone: +2348023421551 | Email: olamide.danso@gmail.com

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  • Matt Seiling says:

    If you own your own home, there is a lot more captial in it than you probably know. Do a free home assessment and find out what your home is now worth, chances are it’s more than what you owe on it. Then you can go to the bank and get a line of credit for the difference. It’s a great way to make your living quarters work for you, instead of cost you money.

    I always like to think of it as using someone else’s money (the bank’s) to fund my business without their permission!

    You’ll be surprised at the results.

  • This is a great resource packed with many practical ideas. Thank you.

  • NSBA Corp says:

    This is a great list Sarah. I tweeted this to my followers and facebook fans . This list is very valuable to business owners.

  • Ashley says:

    This is a very interesting reading Sarah thank you for this post.

    Related, entrepreneurs and startups seeking funding may also want to join http://www.adwebix.com – an online service that connects entrepreneurs with investors.

    Members can post funding requests, create profiles and contact other members.

    It’s free and very easy to use.

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  • Susan says:

    Great ideas Sarah – thanks for sharing!!!

  • Theresa says:

    Hi Sarah,

    You need money to grow your business?

    Don’t ask, “Who’s going to lend me money?”… the bank? My family?

    Change your question to, “What are different sources of capital?”

    The possibilities are endless. Leverage from collateral. Other people’s credit. Creative debt such as capital in exchange for equity. Time or labor in lieu of cash. Collaborative opportunities. Overlooked assets.

    Thanks for the article and many thanks to your Entreprenette Experts!

    Theresa

  • Sharon says:

    Sarah,

    Great topic!

    When the banks says no and you’re a B2B and or B2G start up with contracts there is an alternative to debt and equity financing available! There are trillions of dollars available from the private asset based financing world. Start-ups can gain access to this world by having Contracts, Purchase Orders and Accounts Receievables as these are all assets that can be leveraged. By leveragin these assets it will give you the upfront working capital needed to fill the contract or order for your commeical client. Best part no long term debt, no giving up one ounce of your business in equity and no credit rating needed.

    Sharon Evans

  • Marco says:

    Nice work Sarah and thank you for putting this together.

    Some other ways to fund your start up that require no personal credit checks or guarantees are vendor lines of credit from suppliers. This helps your startup conserve cash flow and obtain products and services it may need like office supplies, shipping, web marketing services and so on but defer the payments for a later date with no interest. Usually a net 30, 60 or even 90 day terms.

    Some other viable options include social loans from companies like prosper.com and lendingclub.com

    If you plan to obtain funding from friends and family (P2P Loans) than you may want to consider structuring a formal loan by using companies like Lending Karma or Lend Friend. It makes the whole process simple so you can formalize a loan agreement, calculate payments, track and record payments, and have automatic payment reminders sent.

    Hope this helps you all!

    All the best,

    Marco 🙂

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