In today’s National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship, they discussed online resources for funding for small business owners. A new source that I hadn’t heard of before is Prosper.com. It’s a great idea! When you’re looking for funding to start up a business, or launch a big marketing campaign, or buy new equipment, you log onto their website and post your request. People who want to lend you money, many of them individuals or small groups of investors, will “bid” on your request. Prosper.com helps manage the transaction.
Pretty cool, eh?