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I’m Risking All My Cash And A Loan…Here We Go!

I’m Risking All My Cash And A Loan…Here We Go!

| December 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

I probably owe the IRS $15,000 and I’m not sure I’ll be able to pay it when tax season comes now that I’m investing all my money. I guess that’s what being an Under30Ceo is all about! I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t nervous. My blog posts here won’t be telling you […]

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How to Find Funding in a Bad Economy

How to Find Funding in a Bad Economy

| November 10, 2011 | 6 Comments

A recent article on MSN’s Business on Main shows that small business lending is still down despite efforts to loosen up the markets. Outstanding loans to small businesses totaled $609 billion at the end of 2010, according to a report from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, down from the pre-recession peak of […]

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5 Lessons Learned From a Fundraising Start-Up

5 Lessons Learned From a Fundraising Start-Up

| May 31, 2011 | 7 Comments

Running a start-up is always challenging no matter what sector you’re in. However fundraising faces some unique challenges. First what your selling, the help the charity offers, rarely benefits the donor directly. Second your budget is always going to be tight because your raison d’etre is to give money away! Having said that there are […]

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Bootstrapping: Accumulating Wealth Instead of Winning it Like a Lottery

Bootstrapping: Accumulating Wealth Instead of Winning it Like a Lottery

| May 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

We’ve all heard “cash is king” for businesses, but is this really true? If you are an entrepreneur, you understand how delicate startups are. They are growing entities that should be handled with extreme caution and care. The obvious goal of this growth is to work towards profitability, but caution, growth is something you shouldn’t […]

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5 Tips to Funding Your Small Business

5 Tips to Funding Your Small Business

| May 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

Small business now generate 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a result, now, more than ever before, America believes in the small business. While business solutions help with the mechanics of getting the business going, getting funds can be easier said than done.  […]

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Interview: How to Pitch Your Company to a Venture Capital Firm with Adam Marcus

Interview: How to Pitch Your Company to a Venture Capital Firm with Adam Marcus

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today we had the chance to speak with Adam Marcus from OpenView Venture Partners. Adam joined OpenView in 2009 after previously working with marketing service investments at Battery Ventures, corporate development with the Boston Celtics, and M&A investments at Lycos. Adam now focuses his work on several industries including software, digital media and technology. He […]

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Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make While Financing Your Startup

Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make While Financing Your Startup

| April 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Many businesses have amazing ideas, but can’t seem to sell themselves to investors.  Investors may hear a hundred pitches or more in a given week and may choose one of them.  The entrepreneurs who are most likely to get funded know what investors are looking for and cater to their expectations. Here are a few […]

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Get Control of Your Finances – For Your Sake (& Your Company’s)

Get Control of Your Finances – For Your Sake (& Your Company’s)

| April 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

What comes to mind when you think of personal finance? Allow me to take a stab at it.  You probably think of people like Dave Ramsey or Suze Orman.  You hear horror stories of college graduates being inundated with mounds of student loan debt only to take on more debt on their way to law […]

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3 Worst Ways to Find a Potential Investor

3 Worst Ways to Find a Potential Investor

| January 14, 2011 | 9 Comments

A couple months ago I wrote an article titled Top 10 Website to Find Angel Investors.  My research for that article revealed that there are virtually hundreds if not thousands of ways to find potential investors, but today I want to focus on the 3 worst ways to find a potential investor.  According to the […]

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The 5 Most Devastating Funding Mistakes that Most Entrepreneurs Make

The 5 Most Devastating Funding Mistakes that Most Entrepreneurs Make

| December 3, 2010 | 8 Comments

For most entrepreneurs these days, funding is nearly impossible to come by.  According to the report titled, “Important Things for Entrepreneurs to Know about Angel Investors” which is distributed by the Angel Capital Education Foundation, only 1 to 4% of angel investment applicants successfully raise angel investment capital.  So before you ruin your chance at […]

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