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How are businesses financed?

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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 2:28pm

Published report by the SBA's Office of Advocacy 

Startups make heavy use of personal equity and traditional debt, with over half using their own personal savings (Figure 2). Census Bureau data show that employers made greater use of financing than did non-employers, but also continue to rely on personal savings.Roughly 30% of new non-employer firms and 7% of employer firms used no startup capital.

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