Hello Gilbert. Some prominent sources of loans are family members, friends, partners, government entities, banks, credit unions, individual lenders, online crowdfunding, financiers in business incubators ("angel" investors), mortgages, savings, and some combinations of the above. Important preliminary elements to consider, when looking for financing a business, are to explain and demonstrate: a) personal financial situation, b) credit history, c) belongings and possible collateral (to leave "in pledge") , d) loan amount, e) business plan (where a finance sub-plan is key), etc. Before signing a contract be sure to read the terms and conditions very well, without skipping "the fine print". If in doubt, do not sign and consult a lawyer. Beware of the practice of usury, that is excessive charges on a loan. Finally, check the following links. Success in your endeavor.