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Susan Schreter

Susan Schreter is a 20-year veteran of the venture finance community and a university educator in entrepreneurship. She is the founder of TakeCommand, a community service organization that offers the largest centralized database of venture capital funds, angel investment clubs, incubators and microfinance lenders in the U.S. Ask her your questions at susan@takecommand.org.

15 Recent Stories

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

Looking for money to grow a company or get it off the ground? There are venture capital firms across the country eagerly seeking to fund good business ideas, but fit and size matter.
June 7, 2013 in Venture Capital
Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
Raising Capital in Rural America

Raising Capital in Rural America

With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
January 22, 2013 in Financing
Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Business on Main sits down for an interview with Maria C. Coyne, executive vice president of the Consumer and Small Business Banking segment at KeyBank.
January 21, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

How to Hire the Right Employees for Your Startup

When you're on a tight startup budget and timeline, it can be easy to make compromises on who you hire. Don't. Here's what to look for in an employee.
August 17, 2012 in Human Resources
5 Lessons From Oprah's 'Startup'

5 Lessons From Oprah's 'Startup'

Oprah Winfrey's OWN network might be faltering, but don't count out the woman with the Midas touch. Here's what any entrepreneur can learn from her recent startup struggles.
August 15, 2012 in Starting a Business
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
June 20, 2012 in Managing Employees
Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners

Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners

As a business owner, you often look for ways to bootstrap or ask employees to go above and beyond. But overlooking overtime could land you in a heap of trouble.
How to Shop for a Business Incubator

How to Shop for a Business Incubator

Incubators can be a great way to get a fledgling business off the ground -- but beware of marketing gimmicks that capitalize on eager entrepreneurs.
April 23, 2012 in Starting a Business
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
February 20, 2012 in Growing Your Business

What Private Equity Can Do for Your Company

Looking to grow or get liquid? If so, private equity might be a better option for you than venture capital.
December 24, 2010 in Financing
Venture Capital: It's Not Just for Startups

Venture Capital: It's Not Just for Startups

Don't overlook this resource if you're trying to expand or grow your business.
September 20, 2010 in Venture Capital
Raising Funds: Planning (and Persistance) Pays Off

Raising Funds: Planning (and Persistance) Pays Off

Forget the recession, with the right mindset you can raise all the money you need.
August 9, 2010 in Financing
Eight Mistakes That Devastate Business Owners

Eight Mistakes That Devastate Business Owners

Must-know info to help you avoid personal financial ruin
June 7, 2010 in Startup Basics

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