e-Business Management series

EBZ107 - Sources of Funds

Companies always seek sources of funding to grow the business. Funding, also called financing, represents an act of contributing resources to finance a program, project, or a need. Funding can be initiated for either short-term or long-term purposes.
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What you will learn

Course Description

This course will instruct learners on the different 
sources of funding include credit, venture capital, donations, grants, savings, subsidies, and taxes. Fundings such as donations, subsidies, and grants that have no direct requirement for return of investment are described as "soft funding" or "crowdfunding".

Learners will also learn how to approach different parties to obtain such fundings to grow their businesses.

  • Understand how to finance a business from various sources of funds
  • Consider the pros and cons in getting funds from various sources
  • Learn techniques in raising funds from different sources
  • Connect with government bodies, VCs and angels

Target Audience

Anyone who wishes to embark on a new side hustle using tech-forward solutions and entrepreneurial spirit.

Course Format

Asynchronous Learning
Workshop and Consultation
Course Project


  • Professional Certificate e-Business Management
  • Diploma in e-Business
  • Master's in e-Business


June 5, 2022 - June 11, 2022

Pamela Lim

Pamela Lim has more than 30 years' experience as an entrepreneur, professor and business trainer. She was the first Singaporean to achieve a NASDAQ-SGX listing (2001) as a pioneer in e-business.
Subsequently, she spent 10 years as a professor at Singapore Management University nurturing young entrepreneurs in crafting their businesses including their digital media and social media strategies. Dozens of her protégés have gone on to become some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Asia.
She has won countless awards including:
  • Singapore’s Top 10 Female entrepreneur in 1999 (finalist),
  • The Most Promising Female Entrepreneur in 2000 (winner) and
  • Netrepreneur of the Year in 2001 (winner).
Pamela has developed numerous private multimillion-dollar projects using the same social media strategies she teaches in the classroom. As a passionate educator, in 2014 she founded All Gifted, an online high school with thousands of students internationally.