Here is a list of organizations that offer financing for small businesses in Connecticut that are not bank loans. As of now, Cannabis businesses are not eligible for Federal financing, like SBA loans. You can also raise equity in your business by offering investors shares of ownership of your company in exchange for cash. This route may require you to pay out dividends to investors depending on the performance of the company if you want to make investing in the company an enticing offer. You would be able to create investment rules to best fit the type of investor you are looking for.