What Are Financial Resources?

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Business Dictionary lists financial resources as funds that are available to a business for spending. These funds may come in the form of money, liquid securities or credit lines.

Common financial resources are acquired through a bank or an investor. Small businesses have a difficult time obtaining bank loans, while a large corporation may find its funding through individual or equity investors, mutual funds and stock. Venture capitalists also invest in companies, although they have many requirements for both small and large businesses. They may require a fixed rate of return, a stake in ownership and input on management decisions.