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...

Bootstrapping is Much More Fun Than Investors

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

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.

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.

The Best Advice Startups Will Never Follow

Let me tell you a few short hair-raising stories of entrepreneurs who have raised money and regretted it later. Here are some rules that...

8 Questions Before You Join or Invest in a Startup

Every startup founder loves to prompt for questions from investors and potential key team members about their vision, and the huge opportunity that can be had with their disruptive technology.

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

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.

How to Start a Business Even with Bad Credit

If you have bad credit you may think there is no way you can start your own business. This isn't really the case at all. Of course it may be a little harder, and you will have to be diligent in managing your finances.

Build a Company—Not Just a Product

Some businesses are built around a single idea. And sometimes that idea is just too small a slice of the big picture to be interesting to investors.

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...

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