SCORE: Alternative sources of funding for small businesses
Special correspondent Gray Poehler of The Richmond Times-Dispatch provides advice and alternative funding sources for small business owners to get their companies started— VCC was included on the list of top CDFIs to work with in the area.
In addition to savings and help from family and friends, there are community development financial institutions. These are small private-sector financial institutions like a community bank, credit union or community development fund. Virginia Community Capital, for example, is a CDFI with offices in Richmond, Christiansburg and Norfolk.
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