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No Money, Mo Problems: 5 Ways to Stay Positive While Starting Up

No Money, Mo Problems: 5 Ways to Stay Positive While Starting Up

| October 29, 2012 | 7 Comments

You had a light bulb moment. You jotted down the idea. You did some research. You wrote a business plan. You’ve got skill. You’ve got passion. You’ve quit your job! You’re an entrepreneur. All of this sounds great, but so many entrepreneurs are caught off guard when they are not greeted with immediate entry into […]

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How Equity-Based Crowdfunding Can Be a Tipping Point for Small Business Innovation

How Equity-Based Crowdfunding Can Be a Tipping Point for Small Business Innovation

| October 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Funding drives small business innovation. But in the wake of the Great Recession, commercial lenders and other funding sources have tightened their criteria, leaving many small companies underfunded and unable to leverage innovation as a driver of business growth. Equity-based crowdfunding, or the process of raising capital through small investors in exchange for ownership shares, […]

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How to Negotiate Your Equity Compensation in VC-Backed Startups

How to Negotiate Your Equity Compensation in VC-Backed Startups

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our work at venture-backed startups, we are amazed at how hard new employees will negotiate pay, benefits, workspace, duties, titles, etc. and just totally accept their equity compensation. So, we have prepared six questions that will make you look really smart and help you understand your equity compensation.  It may also make you a […]

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6 Useful Financial Tips for the Newly Self-Employed

6 Useful Financial Tips for the Newly Self-Employed

| October 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Taking the plunge into the world of self-employment is exciting. You’re finally gaining the independence you’ve been seeking, putting your expertise and skills to use exactly how you see best fit. But with this professional independence comes financial independence – a much less exciting endeavor when you’ve become accustomed to a steady salary and benefits […]

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10 Financial Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs

10 Financial Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs

| October 16, 2012 | 8 Comments

If you are young entrepreneur or startup, I applaud you. Building a company is truly one of the hardest things I’ve ever tried to do. A year and a half ago, I decided to quit my job to pursue my dreams of entrepreneurship and have learned a lot of lessons along the way. In this […]

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The One Decision That Will Wreck Your Business Finances

The One Decision That Will Wreck Your Business Finances

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why finances seem to disappear the moment you make a decision to follow your dream? When you decide to leave your job and focus on building your business? I believe in provision, but the first test seemingly of entrepreneurship is to find if you can do with less, and tests not […]

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Eight Ways To Start A Creative Project Or Business Idea For Under $100

Eight Ways To Start A Creative Project Or Business Idea For Under $100

| October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you’ve decided on a new idea that you just must unleash to the world, you’re probably thinking about these key things: – How do I develop and ship it in the least amount of time – How do I effectively build and market it for the least amount of money – How do I […]

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Ignore the Naysayers—The JOBS Act Will Create Jobs

Ignore the Naysayers—The JOBS Act Will Create Jobs

| October 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

The JOBS Act, the law that allows companies to raise capital via “crowdfunding” for the first time, is appearing more and more in the news. Many people, rather than looking forward to raising capital, are instead raising alarms. Just to take a couple of examples, The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) called it a […]

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Out-of-the-Box Ways to Genuinely Save Money and Get Your Business Going

Out-of-the-Box Ways to Genuinely Save Money and Get Your Business Going

| October 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Starting a new business is never easy. After all, there are plenty of statistics that define how often new business ventures fail. However, when you look at why failure occurs, it becomes rather obvious that a lot of it has to do with lacking capital and financing. In essence, a lot of businesses fail simply […]

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10 Effortless Ways for Your Small Business to Rock at Saving Money

10 Effortless Ways for Your Small Business to Rock at Saving Money

| September 26, 2012 | 5 Comments

Small businesses in today’s economic environment have become experts at cutting costs and saving money; they have to in order to not only survive but flourish.  Every dollar saved in one area is a dollar that can be used elsewhere or can translate into profit.  Many ways to save money are quite easy to do […]

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