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3 Ways to Fund Your New Startup

Knowing the most common funding options gives you the foundation you need to develop your customized fundraising strategy. So here is a quick(ish) overview of the most common funding types for early-stage startups.

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As an advisor to many entrepreneurs, I still hear frequently the irrational exuberance that crowdfunding is the quick alternative for startups that are passed...

How to Secure an SBA Loan for Your Business

Small businesses are having an easier time obtaining credit than before thanks to the current economy. According to Small Business Trends, 25.2 percent of...

Small Business Funding Options: Business Credit Cards vs. Consumer Credit Cards

Credit cards are a common part of daily life, in both a personal and business respect, for many. Small business owners have the option...

Where is the Best Source of Early Stage Investment?

If you have been following our recent insights, you’ll be up to speed knowing that professional investors negotiate tough terms, from provisions of control...

How Can Your Startup Use the “Bakery Model”?

We've all been there. You start talking about creating your own business and the ideas start flying out of your mouth. The problem with that is moving forward and getting those ideas to become something a bit more substantial.

Top 10 Funding Sources for Your Franchise Venture

Many people dream of owning a business at one time or another but determining what products or services to offer can be difficult. Franchise...

Challenges Facing Women Entrepreneurs

Last month, the Gender GEDI Index—the branch of Dell's Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index focused on opportunities for women—ranked the U.S. first out of 17 countries as a haven for female entrepreneurship. However, as even the U.S. scored only a 76 on a 100-point scale, it's clear that there are still challenges facing women entrepreneurs in this country.

5 Ways Alternative Finance Can Help Your Online Business

Running an online business without a physical shop can be challenging. Whether it’s keeping up to date with changing terms and conditions or dealing...

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