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    11 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2007 3:19 AM by score81

    What are my financing options...

    TileMike Newbie
      ... for a business that has been open for less than two years? I own a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that offers a turnkey flooring solution to General Contractors who are awarded Federal construction projects. We have been in business for one year and have managed to win over $800,000 in work in the last four months. We have found ourselves in a position where we have to rent office space and hire additional staff to handle the growth. I have approached traditional banks and I have repeatedly been told "blah, blah, blah,.. two years in business...". Now please don't get me wrong, I do understand their position to a point but when are exceptions made? How do other small business startups get funding? Who do you turn to before you start passing turning work down? Any suggestions or tips will be appreciated. Unless it is required to have been posting here for at least two years before getting help.... :)