What I Learned From Raising a Series A...

Recently, we announced a $5 million Series A round of financing. We started raising this round and talking to investors in late fall of last year. As you can probably imagine, going through this proc...

How to Build a High-Quality Brand with an Affordab...

Providing a product at the lowest price point in your market sounds like a sure way to attract customers and gain an edge on your competition — but it’s not always that easy. The problem is that t...

Will It Walk? Determining Whether Your Business Id...

Every problem is an opportunity because a good business idea can lie in the solution. Most successful businesses begin with someone merely solving a problem. Chances are if you’re experiencing diffi...

The 3 Best Reasons to Become an Angel Investor...

We’re in a startup culture right now. Any kid who can code has a potential five-year path to the land of billionaires, and it’s become dull and commonplace (but still impressive) to meet yet anoth...

The No-Brainer Secret to Success: High Margins...

It seems like such an obvious thing to say that I’m a little embarrassed to be writing about it. But young entrepreneurs — including myself at one point — settle for razor-thin profit margins al...

Speed Up Your Business’s Metabolism: Get Lean Ag...

We’ve all seen it happen: You put on a little weight, then you start to lose energy and stamina, and before long, you’re in a rut. Well, unfortunately, a business can fall into the same pattern. M...

Keep Your Company from Signing with the Wrong Peop...

The partnerships you make in your business can be your biggest blessing or your greatest curse; it just depends on how you approach them. By making the right alliances from the get-go – whether it...

50 VC and Angel Investors Every Young Entrepreneur...

What’s the next big thing? There’s a good chance someone on this list is either starting it or funding it. The investors below have been a there as founders or investors for many of the co...

Infographic: Startup Funding Trends That Will Shap...

Ready or not 2013 is here! Funding is an integral part of getting your startup off the ground.  Last year, the rise of crowdfunding and a decline in venture capital investments opened new doors of po...

Does Age Affect the Amount of Money You Raise for ...

With so many young entrepreneurs bursting into the tech startup scene, it can sometimes seem that age is no longer a factor when gaining investor support for your business. As a young entrepreneur mys...