10 Things Angel Investors Ask About Startups

Recently the angel investment group I’m a member of (Willamette Angel Conference) finished our eighth year of choosing a startup to invest in. Our investment...

6 Places to Find the Right Investor for Your Startup

One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility...

4 Major Benefits (and 3 Drawbacks) to Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is here to stay. Absolutely every regulator in the world is now trying to get in on the crowdfunding game, especially since the JOBS...

How to Get a Small Business Startup Loan the Easy Way

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes like this: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is...

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...

4 Ways to Support Your Small Business with Personal Funds

It’s getting tougher for small businesses to find startup capital. Big banks want nothing to do with unproven upstarts—it’s all about “validation.” Conflicting laws...

8 Ways to Get Off the Ground with Angel Investors

Angel investors are still the lifeblood of early-stage startups, despite the surge of activity in crowdfunding and an increasing early interest from venture capitalists....

How to Safely Secure Financing for Your Business

If you need financing, what’s the first thing you should do? Head to the bank? Post on Kickstarter? Go on ABC’s “Shark Tank”? In...

7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You in Crowdfunding School

Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help...

3 Creative Ways to Fund Your Ideas

You’ve gotta spend money to make money. It might be a tired old cliche, but when it comes to small businesses and startups, it...

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