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How To Raise $10,000 For A Project You Care About

How To Raise $10,000 For A Project You Care About

| March 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

We have all these plans for projects, and dreams of things that we want to accomplish — but it’s SO hard to see them through to completion, isn’t it? How many of us have goals, and in our hearts, we’re just not sure if we’ll ever accomplish them? I know I’ve been there. However, there’s […]

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Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

Going International: 5 Tips for Meeting KYC Requirements

| December 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Since the implementation of Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, international business has been forever changed. Governments, banks, and businesses must comply with tightened security measures to combat money laundering, identity theft, and possible terrorist funding. Navigating different nations’ specific requirements can be tricky, but doing so will enable your business to expand. Here are five […]

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The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Maybe you’re still immersed in the dating scene. Perhaps you haven’t ventured into that realm for more than 20 years. Either way, if you’re getting ready to pitch investors on your company, you need to practice your wooing skills. Linking up with investors requires you to impress, and there isn’t much difference between a bad […]

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Make Solicitation a Company Value (in a PG-13 Way)

Make Solicitation a Company Value (in a PG-13 Way)

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Policies shift dramatically in the wake of an economic disaster. Four years after the stock market crash of 1929, regulations were enacted which barred privately owned companies from publicly seeking investment. This ban on general solicitation essentially decreed that all fundraising had to occur behind closed doors. Then, in 2012 — once again, roughly four […]

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Ten Ways for Bootstrapped Students to Finance Their Business Ideas

Ten Ways for Bootstrapped Students to Finance Their Business Ideas

| August 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

You’ve learned it the hard way: college is your wallet’s biggest nightmare. You juggle student loans, housing payments, meal plans, textbooks, and all of the expenses that go along with the college experience. How can you possibly stake any money into that brilliant venture you’ve always wanted to launch? Unless you have one of those […]

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Strange But Inspirational Crowdfunding Projects

Strange But Inspirational Crowdfunding Projects

| August 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Banks deal in financing real businesses – retail businesses, manufacturing businesses, educational institutions – things that make profits. In the Carrey movie Yes Man, the bank that Carrey works for doesn’t even like to fund tiny home businesses – little home birthday cake bakers and the like. What do you do if your idea is […]

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Is Crowfunding Right For Your Business?

Is Crowfunding Right For Your Business?

| July 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Crowdfunding has taken the startup world by storm and has given business owners another choice at raising capital for their cash stricken business. Most start-ups are suitable for websites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo but some should be cautious! Outside investment can be hard and challenging but having an unsuccessful Crowdfund campaign could not only waste […]

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From Concept to Sale: How a Video Launched Mailbox — and Helped Them Exit

From Concept to Sale: How a Video Launched Mailbox — and Helped Them Exit

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Each year, a variety of tactics appear that promise instant success if included in your inbound marketing strategy. First, there was tagging, and then keyword placement, which was followed by infographics and long content. For a few years, some of these strategies worked well, but they weren’t designed with a changing economy in mind — […]

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Keeping Quality Real and Costs Low

Keeping Quality Real and Costs Low

| April 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Depending on your point of view, your company’s internal costs can be a minor nuisance or the bane of your existence. It’s a real balancing act to figure out just how to maintain a high level of service that’s also financially sustainable. Luckily, there are a number of ways to cut costs while maintaining the […]

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What I Learned From Raising a Series A

What I Learned From Raising a Series A

| April 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 process involves taking a step back from the day-to-day work and looking at our overall strategy and evolution. Fundraising forces you to […]

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