Despite what movies and tv might tell you, 77% of small-business owners self-finance their businesses―meaning they use their own money or assets to fund their businesses.1
And there are good reasons to self-finance. For example, many startups won’t qualify for business loans anyway. Plus, self-financing gives you complete control of your company and the independence to do what you want. It can even strengthen your application when you finally do apply for business loans.
So self-financing is great. But how do you actually go about bootstrapping your business? We’ve rounded up the six best ways to do so.