Entrepreneurs looking for investor funding often fail to realize that all money comes with strings. For example, if you have watched the Shark Tank TV series, you probably noticed that the Sharks always ask the entrepreneurs for their intended “use of funds.” Those who respond with one of the wrong answers, such as “I want […]
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5 Unexpected Truths About Crowdfunding Your Business
It’s a difficult time for small business owners. As the coronavirus crisis has disrupted business operations, more banks are tightening their standards for lending, making it harder for small businesses to access crucial capital. While the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established several temporary programs designed to provide relief to businesses during […]
Fundless vs. Funded: Pros & Cons of Independent Sponsors & Private Equity
If you have been looking into options for funding your family-owned or small business, there is a very good chance that in addition to small business private equity firms, you have heard about fundless sponsors and search funds. If so, you are likely wondering what a fundless sponsor is and whether or not it’s the […]
How Do I Fund My New Business?
Do you have the cash you need to get your business off the ground? Some startup companies require a lot of cash, while others can operate on a low budget. No matter how much money you need, there are plenty of ways you can acquire funds to get your business up and running! Some of […]
Is Investing in Real Estate a Lucrative Endeavor Worth Your Time?
Many people wonder if investing in real estate is worth it. When considering the ups and downs of the real estate marketplace, most experts would say that yes, real estate investments have the potential to become very lucrative. Buying a house is, after all, a necessity for most people who simply need to put a […]
8 Indications of an Entrepreneur Sought by Investors
An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team? In researching this question, I reviewed a classic book […]
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Restaurant Financing
Running a restaurant can be hectic—and when it comes to maintaining positive cash flow, you might be feeling the heat. Business funding may be the answer to keeping things running smoothly. In this guide, we’ll explain: How you can put financing to use for your restaurant. Factors to consider when weighing your restaurant loan choices. […]
What’s the Minimum Information to Give Your Investors?
Every investor wants regular information from companies taking their money. And most of us investors are frustrated by the lack of regular communication—unless, of course, the company needs more money. On the other side, entrepreneurs and CEO’s usually have a natural fear of giving too much information to us investors after the initial investment is […]
How Much of My Business Do I Have to Give to an Investor?
If you’re looking for growth capital, this one’s for you. We’ll cover what information you’ll expect to provide, your range of expected values and amounts of investment to expect. All to help you set your expectations. OK? Financial History and Projections Let’s start with the basics. If you are a growing business with a track […]
Everything You Wanted to Know About Penny Stock Trading But Were Afraid to Ask
Institutional investors like banks, hedge funds, and mutual funds generally avoid investing in penny stocks. This is mainly because very little information about penny stocks is available and the little that is is hard to trust. The Penny stock market is dominated by scammers luring potential investors with misinformation and hype. This, however, does not […]