Many businesses fail because of poor financing. Some never come into existence at all because financing is unavailable. Small business financing does not have to be a difficult task, but business owners must learn the basics of business finance, the types of financing generally available to startups and the different types of financing sources. Once the business owner has secured adequate money, they need to know how to manage it to ensure business success. Topics include financing basics, types of financing available, cash flow basics and understanding operating capital.