In the beginning, there was debt.
We all love Mr. Mark Cuban and his loud, yet understated wisdom. Listen to what he has to say about loans and other options for funding your start-up.
Now that we know that loans aren't always the best choice for funding our projects, let's take a look at how Tom Szaky drew up a winning business plan for Terracycle and was able to fund a very successful compost company.
Hundreds of these business plan contests exists to fit the financial needs of every small business with enough drive and purpose. Browse through a few open contests here: Biz Plan Competitions GW Biz Plan William James Foundation