Book Description

Discover the targeted funding and resources available to support YOUR small business or idea

Target Funding ensures that the struggle to obtain funds will never again come between you and your dreams.

Too often, great business ideas fail to see the light of day because the entrepreneur doesn’t know how to secure the funding he or she needs. Until now. Target Funding proves you don’t need to be one of these would-be business owners or inventors. No matter what your idea might be, there is funding available to build a solid business or invention around it. Target Funding helps you obtain this and more—even if you have faced bankruptcy, exhausted all avenues, or feel like you are at your wit’s end.

Kedma Ough is one of today’s most respected authorities on business funding and entrepreneurship and this practical guide reveals how to locate and secure the necessary funds and resources you need to launch, stabilize, or grow your business dream. She will open your eyes to the vast array of opportunities you didn’t know existed—and provides special insight into beneficial sources before you’re even left the gate.

Target Funding takes you on a deep dive into:

•The wide range of funding options available for any startup, including un-bankable ventures and independent inventors
•Hundreds of vetted funding sources detailing features and eligibility requirements
•A winning process for matching funding opportunities with your specific needs
•Step-by-step guidance on how to approach funding sources, win them over, and convince them to provide the money you need
•Real-life business funding stories that will motivate you to act

You'll learn about all the options available to you, including conventional, alternative, and diversity funding. You’ll find out how to access all of them based on your needs, demographic, industry, location, and other variables.

Get started on your dream venture today! With Target Funding, you have a proven business-funding strategy to lift your company or invention off the ground and become a sustainable profit machine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part One The New American Dream: A Business of One’s Own
    1. 1 The Opportunity: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Ownership
    2. 2 The Challenge: It’s All About the Cash
    3. 3 The Solution: Target Funding
  10. Part Two Diversity Funding
    1. 4 Funding for Veteran-Owned Businesses
    2. 5 Funding for Businesses Owned by People with Disabilities
    3. 6 Funding for Minority-Owned Businesses
    4. 7 Funding for Women-Owned Businesses
    5. 8 Funding for Other Diversity Groups
  11. Part Three Community-Based Funding
    1. 9 Economic Development Funding
    2. 10 Industry Cluster Funding
    3. 11 Community Development Financial Institutions
  12. Part Four Funding for Inventions and Innovation
    1. 12 Funding for Independent Inventors
    2. 13 Funding for Research and Technology Ventures
  13. Part Five Funding for Startups and Small Businesses
    1. 14 Business Advice Funding
    2. 15 Grants for Startups and Small Businesses
    3. 16 Funding for a Franchise
    4. 17 Government Procurement–Based Funding
  14. Part Six Funding for the Unbankable
    1. 18 Matched Savings Funding
    2. 19 Incubator- and Accelerator-Based Funding
  15. Part Seven Ready, Set, Fund!
    1. 20 Creating Your Target Funding Map
    2. 21 3-2-1 Target Funding Launch!
  16. Acknowledgments
  17. Notes
  18. Index
  19. About the Author