Bootstrap Finance (or Bootstrap Funding) is pulling your business up by the bootstraps.

The first business stage for almost all businesses.

Where you try to accomplish as much as you can with as little as possible.

Funding sources include your own funds, the funds of friends and family and getting people on board to contribute time and effort.

The aim at this stage of business should be either to make the business profitable as soon as possible, or to position the business for the later stages of funding.

Investment Size: Usually in the tens of thousands.