It seems that the need for capital is always an issue, particularly for new start-ups and companies experiencing unusually fast growth. Inc.com recently highlighted an unusual source for capital from a program known as the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. Apparently this program, also known as EB5 was renewed by the Obama administration and can provide a very low cost source of capital to businesses experiencing growth and creating jobs. The article even referenced a small business owner that was able to secure funding for around 2%. If you have a small business strapped for capital you may want to check it out, but start early, it sounds like it may take time to get the funds.
See the full article here http://www.inc.com/magazine/201302/darren-dahl/looking-for-startup-capital-try-overseas.html