Funding Your Startup in the United States | Global Risk Academy

Everything You Need To Know about Funding Your Startup in the United States

Learning objectives of this course are:

1. To give you an understanding of the sources of capital for starting a new business.

2. To help you develop a capital strategy for your business and then give you the tools to implement it.

3. To mentally prepare you for the pros and cons of the different kinds of funding sources.

4. To help you rule out those sources that may not apply to your business so you can concentrate on those sources that offer the most promise.

Course Outline
1. Where does start-up money come from?
2. How much money do you need?
3. The different types of money.
4. How to get money from a lender.
5. How to get money from an investor.
6. The available sources of capital.

7. A little help from the government.

8. How to finance different kinds of things.
9. A few financing scenarios.
10. Overcoming your weaknesses.

The course consists of 195 animated slides and takes approx. 3 hours to complete.

Your Instructor

Enrique Suarez
Enrique Suarez

International Business Strategy and Management Consultant/Professor

Master of Education & International Development

Harvard University

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.


Dear Professor Suarez,

I'm writing to you because I didn't have the possibility (and the time obviously) to tell you that yesterday but as I already said earlier in class, you're certainly the most passionate and interesting person I have had since the I started this program last year with the GDBA classes.

You are exactly what I was looking for at the beginning of this program, when I wake up on the morning I always expect to meet during my day, someone like you; passionate, inspired and inspiring, a professor who's still a student and wants to learn every day from everyone, whatever he does, wherever he comes from.

I'm still very young but I already understood that, the most important thing in life is only about relationships. Since Thursday, life confirmed it to me and in the best possible way! My eyes are now more opened! Mission accomplished Sir! Thank you so much.
I hope my work will convince you.

I hope to stay in touch with you.

Best regards,

Yann Boulkenafet


Dear Mr Suarez,

I am writing you a message regarding my feedback in the context of Project Team Management lectures presented in University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis.

I would like to inform you that I am really in favour of this course, especially due to the following issues:

1) continuous revision and analysis of each theory is performed in a comprehensive manner (not only taking into account theoretic but also practical background);

2) interaction with the audience is very impressive resulting in respectful and appreciative participation of each member present in class;

3) revision and clarification of issues covered during the course and that are not available in academic materials has an enormous effect on self-development and personality creation;

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!

Yours Sincerely,
Konstantins Stupaks
Student 2nd Course MBA Finance
Nice Uniersity, Sophia-Antipolis


Dear professor Suarez,

Thank you very much for your every single idea that you generously shared with us.

Best regards,
Varduhi Tovmasyan


Dear Mr Enrique Suarez,

Thank You for Your course. It was really interesting and active. The way you present it is effective and differs from what I have experienced before.

Best regards,


Dear Mr. Suarez,

Thank you for your attitude and I would like to mention that your course was very useful to me.

I am wishing you all the best!

Sincerely yours,

Adriana Shekerdzhiyska


Dear Mr. Suarez:

Thank you for your time and an amazing learning experience

Chris Marette


Dear. Mr. Suarez:

Thank you for all your personal advices during your course I will put it on practice during my future.

Best Regards

Cecilia Bordon Mena.


Hola Enrique!

No soy el tipo de personas que escribe mail a los maestros pero solo quería decir GRACIAS! de verdad una vez más los latinos sacan la casta quiero decir que su clase es excelente de verdad quede muy satisfecha y otra cosa durante la clase cuando comento lo de su hija dijo que a veces no sabía ni por que seguía enseñando: le quiero decir que usted tiene mucho que hacer todavía en este mundo y si de algo sirve decirlo personas como usted hacen la diferencia hace a uno tener ganas de estudiar y ser más cultos cada día y estoy segura que mucha gente se lo va a agradecer porque su palabra deja huella!

saludos cordiales

Cecilia Bordon


Hello Enrique!

I am not that type of person that writes emails to the professors but I only wanted to say THANK YOU! for one more time Latinos show their stature; what I mean is that your lectures are truly excellent for which I am very satisfied. In addition, when you mentioned that your daughter passed away recently and that you did not know why you kept teaching, I would like to say to you that you have a lot more to do in this world and if it is worth saying it, people like you make the difference for you make us want to study and be more educated every day that passes, I am sure that many people will be thankful of you because your words leave a mark!

Cecilia Bordon.

University of Nice-Antipolis, France


Estimado Prof. Suarez

Ha sido un placer conocerlo y haber podido compartir estas horas de intercambios ricos en sabiduria y aprendizaje.

Un gran saludo

Alexandra Bento (Venezuela)


Dear Professor Suarez:

It has been a pleasure to know you and to have shared these hours of rich exchange of wisdom and learning.

Alexandra Bento


Dear Mr Suarez

I would like to thank you for your amazing lectures I had honor to attend. Your classes provide not only with useful knowledge but with positive attitude and atmosphere as well.

Yours sincerely,

Valerija Kuzovleva

4 Year RISEBA Student

EBS Program


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