You can’t begin a business without at least some start-up money. If you can come up with enough from your savings, that’s all well and good, but many of us will need help from others—and the law is deeply involved in all these arrangements.
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What are some ways of securing capital?
How about using my home equity to get funds?
What are the legal considerations in getting loans from family and friends?
What is a promissory note?
What are some legal considerations in loans from financial institutions?
What about my spouse’s assets?
Are government loans available?
What about help for women and minorities?
What are the legal considerations in getting contributions from others?
Legally, what’s the difference between active investors and passive investors?
What if I want to have “passive" co-owners?