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
Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to investors—this is a format I’ve successfully used and seen work for many other first-time start-up CEOs.
Do you have a business plan event? That’s when you have to show a business plan to somebody. The most common business plan events, just to give you examples, are related to getting investment or a business loan. Both of these business events require presenting a business plan to somebody outside your company. Other less [...]
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 [...]