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How do I fund my business?

The Financing Your Dream course by DreamBuilder will teach you how to identify your business’s needs and funding sources.


The Financing Your Dream course, offered by DreamBuilder, will teach you about different types of capital available and how to secure them.


Why we love this course:

  • Throughout the course you’ll reflect on the reasons you decided to open a business and your unique capital needs. In other words, how much and what kind of money and resources do you need and why? Knowing these reasons and needs, specific to you, will help you make a better ask to those who might finance your dream.
  • In understanding the role debt and equity play in your business, you can make informed financing decisions that align with your vision.
  • You’ll leave the course with a Capital Action Plan and know your immediate next steps for financing your dream.

This free online course can be started at any time, takes 2-3 hours to complete, and is available in Spanish and English. Create an account with DreamBuilder to begin.


Learn more about ASU’s partnership with DreamBuilder:

DreamBuilder was the vision of Freeport-McMoRan, a premier natural resource company. Wherever the company operates, they work to make sure that girls and women have opportunities to be full participants in economic development and access to greater levels of prosperity.

Freeport-McMoRan partnered with Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University to create a top-notch curriculum for DreamBuilder that would teach women the fundamentals for owning their own business.

While DreamBuilder specifically designs its courses for the unique needs of women entrepreneurs, it is available to anyone. 


It takes a team! This page was created for humans, by humans. A huge thanks to all of the humans that made this possible, including:
Brittany Martin, Courtney Huynh, and Kelly McNeil

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