We can get grants for part of the funding. We can get tax credits to help sustain the business. We can get interns to provide inexpensive labor. We can spend a great deal of time and effort arranging all of this funding.
An alternative is to focus on doing your business. Work as many hours as necessary to keep costs down so you don’t have to pay others. Reduce expenses and quickly find a way to generate revenue so you can operate at a profit and cover your expenses. It’s not as glamorous as spending your days with people who have money hoping to get funding but deep down, if you spend more of your time figuring out how to be profitable and less of your time figuring out how to get funding, you will be successful long term.
Just something to think about.
Have a great day!