I found this list in a very good post from Charlie O’Donnell on his blog This is going to be BIG. I don’t know him, and I didn’t know his site, but on digging I discover he has done time with Union Square Ventures, teaches entrepreneurship and practices what he preaches with a couple of [...]
I received this question in an email: What is the average return for a business investor and what are the typical terms of the return? For example, if a complete stranger wants to invest $50,000 in our company (at start up), what would most investors ask in return? The question reminds me that most of the [...]
While a good idea is usually a necessary ingredient for the formation of a good company, it is not sufficient by itself for any serious investor to fund.
Believe it or not, there are major corporations out there willing to advise you (for free) as you start your new business. Why? Because if you’re successful, you’re likely to be a loyal, lifetime customer.
In order to avoid the daily distractions of home life, it is important to transform an area of your home into a peaceful and workable office space. Here are our top tips on how to set up a home office without spending a small fortune.
If you are like me, not a day goes by without some conflict on your startup team. You and your co-founders have different perspectives on what features to prioritize or which business strategy to adopt or whether a job candidate should be hired.
Starting up a business requires a diversity of assets. First-time entrepreneurs often feel anxious when they think about all the factors that must play a role if their ideas are ever to get off the ground. In their minds, success or failure seems to hinge upon finding deep-pockets funders, expert mentors, willing publicizers and other [...]
Here are three things that will motivate you to be an entrepreneur at any age.
Yesterday’s Willamette Angel Conference (WAC) 2013 event invested more than $465,000 in four Oregon startups, highlighted by more than $250,000 in Portland-based Sonivate, which has developed a fingertip-mounted ultrasound probe that enables imaging while leaving both hands free to do work with simultaneous tactile feedback. Three other startups got WAC investment at the event: Amorphyx, [...]