4 Most Common Myths Entrepreneurs Believe About Raising Capital

I work at a technology-based business incubator, and one of my roles is to help our clients raise capital.  Whether these companies are trying to raise capital through debt or equity, the entrepreneu...


Alternative Funding: Introduction to The Independent Loan Professional

Alternative funding series brought to you by: Verifico – Safely Connect With Loan Professionals that Actually Get You Funded. If there’s one thing that we can all agree upon, it’s that getti...


Poll: How Much Money Did You Use to Start Your Business?

The saying goes, “You need to spend money to make money”. So we want to know how much money did you spend right at the start to get your business up and running? How big was your first lea...


An Insider’s Guide: Negotiating with a Business Angel Investor

The Internet is saturated with articles on ‘how to pitch your idea’; ‘how to draft and implement your pitch to perfection’ ad nauseam, but there are simply not enough articles and reso...


It’s All Your Fault! So Start Working Harder

I don’t know why so many people blame others for their failures or mishaps in their lives… Maybe it’s their ego, maybe in society failure is seen as weakness, maybe people will make ...


Nail the Investor Pitch: Image, Presentation and Content

You have to be very clear about what type of business you are. One flaw that a lot of potential entrepreneurs display is that of lacking investor empathy – they do not understand what a business in...


Angel Funding Vs. Venture Capital – The Real Story

Contrary to what you are seeing in the press there is simply too much money in the World at the moment; too much capital seeking too few investment opportunities. Remember the 1930s depression created...


7 Devastating Elevator Pitch Mistakes

When you pitch your company, product, or service are you met with blank stares?  Does your audience politely smile, nod, and then walk away?  Maybe it is time to take a closer look at your pitch and...


How Small Businesses Can Get Help Landing Government Contracts

Many small business owners don’t know about the various programs and opportunities provided by the SBA. Today a video on MSN’s Business on Main covered one of these programs called the SBA...


Poll: What Has Been the Main Source of Funding for Your Small Business?

We want to know how young entrepreneurs are funding their small businesses. Let us know what has been the primary source of funding for your small business. We will publish the results next week....