Funding For each stage of your company's life, there may be financial needs that require outside funding. The funding types for the different stages are called: You have two choices when deciding which type of capital funding you want for your company. You can go for debt capital or equity capital. Types of debts •Leasing •Loan •Overdraft To determine the type of funding you should go after, ask yourself questions like these: •Could my company even qualify for debt financing? •Am I willing to lose my house if the company goes under? •Will I be able to make the monthly payments to pay off the debt? •Will the lender give me more money if I need it? Equity capital Equity capital is funding provided by people or firms who want to own a part of your company and reap some of the rewards when your large and successful company goes public or is acquired by another larger and even more successful company . Or, for equity financing: •Would investors even be interested in my idea? •Am I really the control freak people say I am? Is that a problem? •Am I really okay with someone going through my confidential financial information? •Am I going to be able to give investors the information they need? •Am I going to have a problem sharing my hard-earned profits?