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Careful About Equity and Options in Early Stage Businesses

This post is longer than usual. For those negotiating equity allocations it covers some of the most complex issues to address in the process....

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As you read about one startup after another scoring a round of funding, you may have pondered what it means for you to say...

Opening a Restaurant? Know Your Business Financing Options

The restaurant and foodservice industries can be called completely unique without exaggeration. People who haven’t had experience working in a restaurant have a hard...

Small Business Funding Options: A Comprehensive Overview

Like loans to individuals, small business loans are designed to provide needed capital to companies. However, with loans to small businesses, there are many...

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Women are now majority owners of 38% of businesses in the United States. And yet, when we look at funding, there is a disparity....

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

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...

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...

10 Strategies to Cover New Product Development Costs

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the...

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