How Start-up Capital Works

"When you start a new business, you need money to get it off the ground. You need the money to rent or purchase space for the business, furniture and equipment, supplies, professional fees such as legal and accounting, as well as continuing the research and development of your product or service. You may also need money to pay employees. There are several places where you can get the money that a new business needs, but first you need to think about which type of funding will work best for your company."

This article from Howstuffworks explains in understandable terms the differences among various types of financing, helps you decide which is best for your company, and gives you tips on obtaining the funding you need to get your business off to a running start.