It’s common knowledge that all businesses need money to start and grow. Self-funding a business is undoubtedly the best route since you won’t be indebted to anyone or any commercial lenders – or investors if you choose the share equity route. Bottom line is, you need to find the funds to make your dream business happen.

While commercial lenders and investors focus on turning a profit, the Government has a charter to spur the national economy through growing businesses with easier loan approvals and better repayment terms.

At the recent Tekun National Entrepreneurs Convention and Expo 2013, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak revealed that RM2.4 billion has been given to 250,000 entrepreneurs. The Tekun Nasional loans are just one of the 82 government initiatives totaling RM60.82 billion ready to help kick-start small businesses.

Click here for links to some Government aided business-financing options for every stage of business.