4 Things I Didn’t Know About Investors Before I Took Their Money

So many of us are obsessed with get investors no one really talks about the real down side. So, you cashed the check, now what? Managing the relationship with your investors is an important skill that...


The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

Whether you’re training for a marathon or have a dream of taking your business public, one of the most essential tools to success is writing down your goals. A business plan can help visualize every...


How to Value Your Business

As anyone who has ever watched the BBC’s Dragon’s Den will know that wrongly valuing a company is one of the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs when looking for investment or a pro...


Bootstrapped Budget? 5 things to know if you outsource

When we had the idea of creating PrepLounge, my business partner and I knew that we could not afford it alone. Had we had a national (German) software company develop our website, we would definitely ...


Top New York Based Venture Capitalists You Should Know

  Chris Dixon, Founder Collective The Co-founder of Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay) is quickly showing New York what our tech scene needs: successes.  While we don...


Why This Pitch Competition Has Turned Into New York's Hottest Investor Feedback Forum

Today, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be teaming up with Graham Lawlor to host New York’s Ultra Light Startups Event.  If you’ve never attended the event before, it’s g...


First Time Entrepreneur? No Funding for You!

Many young entrepreneurs don’t realize how hard the funding process is. You hear all day about these companies getting tons of money and it seems like VC money is flying around everywhere. Howev...


6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

Learn to succeed with investors–from a guy who failed. Shortly after my college graduation, a few friends and I started a new media company. Within a few weeks we fleshed out the concept, wrote ...