Business Financing Options

Financing OpportunitiesDear Buzz,

I'm hoping to build my business and I've been offered several different financing options. Some of these options look very generous. Can you help me understand the differences between them?


Dear Nicholas,

Financing is a huge issue. But, it all boils down to two types of investing: equity financing and debt financing. Remember that the potential financer is looking for a return on his or her investment so don't just look at the dollar figure offered but also at what they are expecting in return.

Good luck!