Looking to launch a business? Here’s how Utahns can find the cash to get it off the ground.

This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab.

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You have what you’re convinced is a brilliant idea for a new business. Maybe you want to roll out a food truck that serves mouthwatering family favorites. Maybe you can picture a tutoring service that will help even the most-challenged students earn a high school diploma. Or maybe, with visions of Bill Gates dancing in your brain, you have developed a computer program that could rival Microsoft.

Trouble is, to make money, you need to spend money — and, right now, you don’t have money to spend. So how do you get the cash to cash in on your idea?

Well, there isn’t one way to finance a commercial endeavor. And the array of options, tailored to businesses based on their industries and potential growth, can be dizzying if you’re new to the game.


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