Need money to get started? We've got you.

Let’s say you want to start a business but are tight for money.

National Small Business Week (April 29 to May 5) is here and it's time to celebrate the hard work of people who contribute so much to the U.S. economy.

And while it is great that we celebrate the value and importance of small businesses, it's important to note that if there is one thing they typically need more than recognition, it is access to capital. 

When it comes to funding, there are the usual sources to tap: personal assets, bank loans, friends and family, and so on. Those old standbys remain popular, albeit challenging, especially for a startup.

That’s why all week USA TODAY will focus on ways that small businesses can get the money they need to start, run, and grow their businesses including crowdfunding, venture capital, tapping into the value of your home and more. 

But before we dive into the week, here a few creative ways to get your business funded.

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