According to Donald Trump, “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” Still, every new business needs money to get started, and making the right financing decisions is critical to business success. There are several options available for obtaining money to start a new business or expand an existing one. Most businesses begin with the owner’s capital or loans from friends and family. Some are successful in obtaining bank financing or using a government sponsored loan program. The lawyers at Shoffner & Associates know how to help you and your new business choose the right way to get the best financial start.