Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.
While the government doesn't offer direct small business loans, they do support small businesses through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
How do you convince investors that your business model will really work, before you have a revenue stream that exceeds your expenses? Even if you are bootstrapping your business, and you are the only investor, you should be asking yourself the same question.
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.
In combining two concepts close to her heart—dressing women well for little money and collaborative consumption—Tracy DiNunzio has built a successful, sustainable and innovative business.
Friends and family will likely not expect the same level of sophistication on the business model and financials as a professional investor, but they do expect to see certain things. Here is a summary of some key items to think about as an entrepreneur before approaching friends, family, or even fools.
Caps often limit how much entrepreneurs can deduct in a year, and every dollar counts in the startup space. If the following tax-break options were available, many more startups could survive the competitive entrepreneurial landscape.
For entrepreneurs starting a small business for the first time, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the funding options available....
Angel investors generally focus on seed money—early investment for startups at early stages of growth—for amounts less than $1 million.
Finding loans to start a business can be time consuming and costly if you are not careful. While it does not usually actually cost anything to apply for a loan moneywise, it does cost time, and time is money.