Starting a Business on a Shoestring

While it's true that most new companies require some degree of startup capital to help get them off the ground, many businesses are surprisingly cheap to open. There are several ways to keep initial costs low when starting a business.

Crowdfunding: A Roar from a Young Lion

Can you imagine having 300 shareholders? With recent legislation and new portals on the Web, it's entirely possible, perhaps for the first time for small businesses.

Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

In my previous post, “Should Your Startup Actually Be a Small Business?” I addressed what may be the most important differentiator between a startup and a...

7 (and a Half) Tips to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Contrary to popular belief—and the old saying that too many cooks spoil the broth—crowdfunding cooperation is precisely what drives success, and it does this via 7.5 simple steps:

How to Use Forex Trading to Finance Your Startup

Financing a startup business is incredibly difficult. Since the credit crunch of 2008, mainstream banks have been less willing to fund startups, leaving many...

Is Crowdfunding Still a Good Way to Gain Investment?

The rise of crowdfunding was an abrupt and noisy one. The major platforms that allow people to invest small amounts in speculative projects, the...

Small Businesses Rising: How to Get Through the First Years Financially

Starting a small business is a goal most people have at some point in their lives. Despite this, many people never start the businesses...

6 Reasons Smart Entrepreneurs Think Twice Before IPO

The visibility of Google, Facebook and a few others continues to propagate the myth that the ultimate objective of every entrepreneur should be to...

The Business Model That Can Get Your Startup Funded

New entrepreneurs are always looking for a shortcut in getting their venture story and plan across to investors, and closing on the funding they...

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.

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