Chef, I successfully raised 10k on Kiva for my free range duck business. 0% for three years is excellent terms but I had to put in work to generate a video, write copy, and e-mail potential lenders. If you have a community, this would be a great way to go. I would avoid the crowd funding platforms where you have to pay back in stuff...unless you could do fancy dinners and really get a good return on your time invested. I would also second the other poster who mentioned where the borrowed money will be used. It's a lot easier to spend other peoples' money than your own. Bootstrapping is the best, but can be limiting. If you really need the money, make sure that ROI is there! Good luck, and let us know if you figure it out.
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