One of the most popular source to get money to start a business is family and friends who are often willing to provide a start-up loan or even sometimes make an outright gift to help you get your new enterprise off the ground. Your second option would be to apply for a small business loan (SBA)/ bank loans. Another option is to look for investors. Angel investors, venture capitalists, or private lenders all may be excellent funding sources for your new business. While it’s certainly more difficult in most cases to attract investors to a start-up rather than to an established venture, it’s not impossible if you have the right business idea at the right time backed by an impressive business plan.