The types of funding that are available to you depend upon the core entrepreneurial approach of your business. Do you focus on hyper-growth, or are you mission-driven or lifestyle-based?

Funding opportunities for hyper-growth companies typically center around investment. In Bellingham, the sole investment company is the Bellingham Angel Investors.

Funding opportunities that are available to some mission-driven companies include grants and mission investing from Foundations.

Bank loans are available to any company, but they are primarily utilized by lifestyle-based companies. Mission-based companies also utilize bank loans on occasion, but not nearly as extensively as lifestyle-based companies. Hyper-growth companies should avoid bank loans altogether because it is seen as debt to investors and thus makes your company a less desirable investment.