7 Pitfalls to Watch Out for When Funding Your Small Business

Remember that you're going to make mistakes while running your business. It's okay to make a few mistakes. But most financial mistakes are the...

5 Keys to Minimizing the Burn Rate for Your Startup

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...

5 Criteria for Splitting Equity in Your New Venture

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....

Crowdsourcing for Small Business: Genius or Madness?

Crowdsourcing has been both a success and a failure for my business. I love my new logo design but am disappointed that I failed...

8 Keys to Successfully Bootstrapping Your New Venture

If you really want to start a business your way without a boss or professional investor hovering over you, then just fund it yourself...

Revealed: Women Entrepreneurs’ Crowdfunding Advantage

Note to women entrepreneurs: Make society’s gender stereotypes work in your favor! Personal experience and years of observation have taught me that women have a more...

The 3 Phases of a Tech Startup

Most tech startups go through three phases: 3Fs, Seed and VC/Scale. Understanding these stages, and the objectives for each, is an important factor in...

3 Key Components of Successfully Raising Funding

Not all companies should raise (or need) venture capital to succeed. As scholar and former VC Dileep Rao points out, “The reality is that most ventures...

10 Reliable Ways to Finance a Startup

The ability to secure funds for a startup is the first step in turning your business dream into a reality. Unfortunately, this is often...

My Advice to Startups Seeking Angel Investment

Over the weekend I was asked what advice I’d give to founders of a startup seeking angel investment. Here’s my list. First, make sure...

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