7 Startup Scenarios That May Be Judged Non-Fundable

If you aren’t willing to take some risk as an entrepreneur, then don’t expect any gain. Yet everyone has limits, and every investor implicitly...

How to Start a Small Business Without Ruining Your Credit

Starting your own business is no doubt a noble endeavor. But on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you’ll encounter numerous obstacles that...

10 Tried-and-True Strategies for Funding New Ventures

One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?”...

5 Steps to Maximizing Your Startup Cash Flow Runway

Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out...

Bootstrapping Your Business: A Reality Check

Philip Soriano has trouble fitting into dress shirts. This, along with his fashion and business experience, informs his role as co-founder of Hugh & Crye,...

The Right Way to Get Funding from Family and Friends

Most entrepreneurs I know are so passionate about their new idea that they are surprised when family and friends don’t line up to invest...

Elevator Speech Part 4: Delivery

So in my last three posts, I’ve written about a simple one-minute business description that every business owner should know, which I’m calling “the...

Are You Getting Your Fair Share of Startup Equity?

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two....

Elevator Speech Part 2: Why You?

In my post Elevator Speech Part 1: the Market Story I suggested that all business owners should be able to describe their businesses well in...

How to Match Your Startup Stage to Investor Interest

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are...

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