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5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

5 Tips for Customizing Your Pitch for Every Investor

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Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.
February 13, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

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The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
February 7, 2013 in Startup Financing
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

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Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
February 5, 2013 in Startup Financing
How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

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An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
December 18, 2012 in Startup Financing
CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

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Companies are lining up to help 'treps navigate new crowdfunding laws. Here's one to watch.
December 17, 2012 in Startup Financing
Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors

Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors

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Get inside the mind's of the business and investment experts at the heart of ABC's powerhouse entrepreneurship show Shark Tank, as they dish on what it takes to make it in the world of business.
November 30, 2012 in Startup Financing
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

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A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
November 26, 2012 in Startup Financing
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

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Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
November 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

The Advantages of Seller Financing For Startups

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Seller financing has advantages for both sides of a deal.
November 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

3 Rookie Entrepreneurial Mistakes from 'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley'

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BravoTV debuted a new reality show based on startups, but the format is more frat party than computer geek.
November 8, 2012 in Startup Financing
3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

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You only have a few minutes to convince an investor to fund your startup. Improve your pitch with these essentials.
November 2, 2012 in Startup Financing
Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

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How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build.
October 29, 2012 in Startup Financing
3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable

3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable

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Are you likable? It could be the key to your business becoming more profitable.
October 26, 2012 in Startup Financing
Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

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Brad Feld of the VC firm Foundry Group has funded some the biggest tech success stories of the last decade. He shares his thoughts about the state of the startup scene.
October 22, 2012 in Startup Financing
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

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A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
October 19, 2012 in Startup Financing
BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

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DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.
October 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

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Startup:NYC pilot lacks drama to hook audiences and funding.
October 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

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Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

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You don't have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here's how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.
September 28, 2012 in Startup Financing
Kickstarter's New Rules for Entrepreneurs

Kickstarter's New Rules for Entrepreneurs

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Three new steps to keep in mind when submitting your project to the popular crowdfunding site.
September 28, 2012 in Startup Financing
Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

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This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
September 24, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

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Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Financing
How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program

How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program

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Two entrepreneurs fast-tracked their startup with help form Launchpad LA.
August 30, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

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For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
July 25, 2012 in Startup Financing
How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

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Selling subscriptions during the development phase allowed the company to pay the rent, and what you can learn from it.
July 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

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Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.
April 18, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
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