Financing the Venture

  • Tim Mazzarol
  • Sophie Reboud
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter examines the financing options available to entrepreneurs from initial start-up through growth and expansion. It examines the key sources of finance with attention to debt, equity and retained profit. While much of the popular focus of entrepreneurial financing has been placed on venture capital, this is only one of many options available to entrepreneurs, and it is not always the most appropriate or popular. Furthermore, as we will show, securing venture capital financing is quite difficult and most new ventures will not be eligible for such financing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Mazzarol
    • 1
  • Sophie Reboud
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Burgundy School of BusinessDijonFrance

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