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Taking in angel or venture money requires a setting of an entrepreneur’s expectations that may come as a shock at least at first. From the...

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If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at...

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One of the most significant challenges any startup or small business faces in its early phases is gaining the necessary funding to allow it...

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The subject of raising money is critical to many businesses and a passing option to others, depending upon the capital efficiency of the enterprise....

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