Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Need to Know

In recent years, raising money online through third-party backers, or crowdfunding, has grown in popularity. Originally utilized mostly by musicians, filmmakers and for other...

Funding Alternatives Change as Your New Venture Grows

Some entrepreneurs start polling venture capitalists for that multi-million dollar investment before they even have a business plan. That’s like trying to sell part...

Alternative Funding: What Can My Business Get?

Running and maintaining a successful business is hard work. It is exciting starting and working on a new venture, however, keeping things ticking over...

8 Keys to Convincing a Bank to Fund Your New Venture

A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably...

Don’t Dismiss These Basic Ways to Raise Funding for Your Business

A new business needs all sorts of things to survive, but above all else it needs money. Without money, you cannot hire additional workers,...

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...

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