Solving Arguments through the Power of the Crowd: Interview with Imagoo Founder & CEO Mickey Hernandez

Only 12 credits short of graduating from UNLV with a degree in economics, Imagoo CEO Mickey Hernandez is in no hurry to graduate.  “On my lunch break I run over to school to take a class and head b...


Funding for Small Business: An Entrepreneur’s Insights

According to Venture capital database CB Insights, the total number of U.S. Venture Investments in 2012 was $28.3 billion – a large figure that actually was slightly down from the $30.6 billion rais...


Ten Ways for Bootstrapped Students to Finance Their Business Ideas

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 colleg...


Strange But Inspirational Crowdfunding Projects

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 ...


Startups – There’s a New Fuel Heading Your Way!

By this time, most startups and entrepreneurs have probably heard about the JOBS Act and the implications for the crowdfunding industry.  With the enabling legislation under the JOBS Act, startups wi...


Why You Should Consider Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending for Your Business

So here you are – you’ve poured as much of your own money as possible into launching your business, but you’ve just been rejected for a small bank loan – after several months of waiting – an...


Conquering the Road Ahead: 5 Tips to Secure Startup Funding

Whether early-stage, late-stage or development state, financing is the lifeblood of every startup, yet raising capital can often be quite challenging for entrepreneurs. The funding process is a long, ...


11 Things Not to do When Trying to Raise Capital From Family or Friends

  Q. What’s one thing NOT do when trying to raise capital from family or friends for your startup? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-...


The Downsides of Raising Money for Your Startup

Raising money should be seen as a means to accomplish ambitious goals for your company, not an accomplishment on its own. Securing investment from a prestigious venture capital firm can make headlines...


6 Sources of Startup Funding and Their Pros and Cons

Alternative funding series brought to you by: Verifico – Safely Connect With Loan Professionals that Actually Get You Funded. Attempting to find financing for your startup can be confusing even disc...