Funding Alternatives Change as Your New Venture Grows

Some entrepreneurs start polling venture capitalists for that multi-million dollar investment before they even have a business plan. That’s like trying to sell part...

Alternative Funding: What Can My Business Get?

Running and maintaining a successful business is hard work. It is exciting starting and working on a new venture, however, keeping things ticking over...

8 Keys to Convincing a Bank to Fund Your New Venture

A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably...

Don’t Dismiss These Basic Ways to Raise Funding for Your Business

A new business needs all sorts of things to survive, but above all else it needs money. Without money, you cannot hire additional workers,...

7 Pitfalls to Watch Out for When Funding Your Small Business

Remember that you're going to make mistakes while running your business. It's okay to make a few mistakes. But most financial mistakes are the...

5 Keys to Minimizing the Burn Rate for Your Startup

Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out...

5 Criteria for Splitting Equity in Your New Venture

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....

Crowdsourcing for Small Business: Genius or Madness?

Crowdsourcing has been both a success and a failure for my business. I love my new logo design but am disappointed that I failed...

8 Keys to Successfully Bootstrapping Your New Venture

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

Revealed: Women Entrepreneurs’ Crowdfunding Advantage

Note to women entrepreneurs: Make society’s gender stereotypes work in your favor!Personal experience and years of observation have taught me that women have a more...

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