As of September 23, 2013, American businesses can advertise that they are raising money, and it won’t be considered a crime.
Small businesses are expensive. Here are four main strategies you can use to start a business on a budget.
These are my recommendations for how to help your company profile stand out on Gust, so you can successfully grab attention and raise capital.
As bank lending remained frozen following the financial crisis, alternative financial product offerings have exploded.
Looking for funding? Lighter Capital’s Rob Belcher has an overview of some of the traditional funding methods for small businesses
I know what it’s like to pitch to investors – both angels and venture capitalists. I’ve raised close to $1 million from angel investors for my previous technology start-ups. Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to the investors (or less in some cases). Below is a format I’ve successfully used, [...]
According to data from the US Census, in 2011 women received 52% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded, and 55% of all master’s degrees. That’s impressive. But, according to this infographic, only 10% of venture-funded start-ups are women-owned–and that number dips below 5% for tech start-ups. What’s going on? Sure, there are still barriers (you may [...]
It’s the question that everybody starting a small business asks. Do I need outside funding or can I bootstrap my business. If I do need funding, what kind do I need, and how to I get it? Most businesses are actually financed by home equity or private savings. Attracting venture capital or angel investors is [...]
Getting a big project or business off the ground isn’t easy. There are often startup costs that can hinder your development and slow progress to a crawl. While the typical solution to this problem is to max out the credit cards, get a loan from the bank, or find a private investor or an investment [...]
The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. If you’re not keeping up to date on innovative new ways to find funding for your business, including crowd sourcing and Internet-based campaigns, you’re missing golden [...]