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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...

If You Can’t Find an Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

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

3 Flexible Funding Options for Small Businesses

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

Does Your Business Need Money? Read This!

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

Service for Equity Formula

Say you are a service provider—consultant, designer, coder—and somebody offers you startup equity in exchange for professional service. I pondered this question after seeing...

Prepping for an Investor Pitch? Don’t Get Blinded by Tunnel Vision

Don’t let your drive steer you down a dead end. For a startup founder, enthusiasm is a necessary piece of the personality puzzle. You took...

Hacking Shark Investors: The Ultimate Pitch Guide

What’s the difference between a shark and any other fish in the sea?  Ever think about that? Sharks come in all sizes and shapes with...

Searching for Stephs: Identifying the Greats in Early-Stage Startups

At my investment firm, we look for “Stephs” — as in NBA player Steph Curry for the Golden State Warriors. Why? He’s the underdog...

3 Ways Online Trading Can Be a Viable Source of Income

Apart from an expected surge of optimism in Scotland, business confidence in the UK has declined over the course of 2017's first quarter. This...

Angel Investment Red Flags

Last week at an angel investment meeting one of our group members asked whether anybody had a list of red flag problems that would...

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