I own a growing Office Equipment sales and service company and it is growing to the point where I have to hire some help and have an actual location, and not my garage. It's full now and I cannot get any more stuff in there, so I have to get a location that has storage and a store front for sales and for people to bring their equipment in for repair.
Getting a loan can be hard sometimes because they require security or collateralls. my advise to you would be to first ask family and friends and understand clearly whether it is a gift or a loan. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can be helpful for capital needs under $10,000. Personal loans can also be sourced from peer to peer sites like Prosper and The Lending Club. How do you feel about getting an investor or a partner?