Bootstrapping Your Business: A Reality Check

Philip Soriano has trouble fitting into dress shirts. This, along with his fashion and business experience, informs his role as co-founder of Hugh & Crye,...

The Right Way to Get Funding from Family and Friends

Most entrepreneurs I know are so passionate about their new idea that they are surprised when family and friends don’t line up to invest...

Elevator Speech Part 4: Delivery

So in my last three posts, I’ve written about a simple one-minute business description that every business owner should know, which I’m calling “the...

Are You Getting Your Fair Share of Startup Equity?

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....

Elevator Speech Part 2: Why You?

In my post Elevator Speech Part 1: the Market Story I suggested that all business owners should be able to describe their businesses well in...

How to Match Your Startup Stage to Investor Interest

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are...

Elevator Speech Part 1: The Market Story

Can you describe your business in 60 seconds? In grad-level venture contests, and in startup groups and the startup eco-system, they call it “the...

10 Good Reasons Not to Seek Investors for Your Startup

Sure, maybe you need the money. Maybe that’s what your business plan says. But seriously: Do you really want to have investors involved in...

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...

Angel Investment vs. Bootstrap: Startup Sweet Spot

Successful angel investment is a win-win for both sides, the startup founders and the investors. And I mean win-win right at the beginning, at...

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