What is financial backing?

Some articles on financial, financial backing:

Stephen Sprouse - Career
... Sprouse cited production, late deliveries, and financial problems in an interview with Womens Wear Daily shortly after he closed his initial business ... In September 1987, with financial backing from high-end furniture manufacturer Knoll International (then known as GFI/General Felt Industries), Sprouse opened a ... Sprouse," and "S") to retailers (commencing with his Spring 1988 collection), but he lost his financial backing due to poor sales and production/quality ...

Famous quotes containing the words backing and/or financial:

    And no one, it seemed, had had the presence of mind
    To initiate proceedings or stop the wheel
    From the number it was backing away from as it stopped:
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    The woman who does her job for society inside the four walls of her home must not be considered by her husband or anyone else an economic “dependent,” reaching out her hands in mendicant fashion for financial help.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)