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Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips
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Bootstrapping a business is no walk in the park. Here are nine tips on how to land success with a low budget.
March 27, 2014 in Money
3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

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With many students seeing their college careers end in a few short months, their safety net is also disappearing.
March 26, 2014 in The 'Treps
Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

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While many business books tout answers to startup problems, entrepreneurs aren't going to learn everything in a hundred pages. Instead, they need to get out there and make it happen.
March 4, 2014 in Leadership
Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

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WhatsApp is all over the news for its $19 billion deal with Facebook. But most startups won't make it to that caliber and that's okay. Here are a few tips on how to survive and thrive.
February 21, 2014 in Starting a Business
Photos: Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

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Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
February 17, 2014 in Startup Financing
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

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Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
February 14, 2014 in Starting a Business
When to Say No to Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

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Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
February 2, 2014 in Venture Capital
How a Brand Pivot Helped This Startup Disrupt a $30 Billion Dollar Industry

How a Brand Pivot Helped This Startup Disrupt a $30 Billion Dollar Industry

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Finding success in the world of fraternities and sororities, this startup decided to step up its game and have its brand go big.
January 16, 2014 in Branding
The Basics of Home Equity Financing

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
October 7, 2013 in Financing

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

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Our ASK the Expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about how to nab employees on a bootstrap budget.
September 11, 2013 in Grow Your Business

Smelling the Roses: How One Startup Aims to Disrupt the Floral Industry

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Startup The Bouqs is looking to take the thorn out of online floral delivery.
August 6, 2013 in Starting a Business

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

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Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.
July 23, 2013 in Starting a Business
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

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If you don't want to give up control of your business to outside investors, consider crowdfunding and bootstrapping.
July 17, 2013 in Financing

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

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Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
May 22, 2013 in Startup Basics

6 Money-Saving Tips for Cash-Strapped Young ‘Treps

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Business consultant Joshua Medcalf shares his advice for launching a business on a shoestring budget.
March 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

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The founders of popular image-hosting service imgur on what it takes to launch a tech startup without seeking outside investors.
March 10, 2013 in Financing
The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

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How 31-year-old Joe Poulin bootstrapped Luxury Retreats, the villa-rental company he founded as a teenager.
February 20, 2013 in Profiles
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

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

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Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
August 29, 2012 in Startup Basics
Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

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Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.
June 7, 2012 in Getting Started
How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

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Learn how two friends built their SMS-marketing startup into a web success story -- without a dime from outside investors.
March 8, 2012 in Success Stories
How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

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Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.
January 20, 2012 in Self-Financing Your Startup
How to Bootstrap Your Business

How to Bootstrap Your Business

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Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
November 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Video: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a BusinessPlay Video

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Bootstrapping a Growing a Business (Video)

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran describes how she grew the Corcoran Group, one sales person at a time. Starting from her couch, her real-estate firm eventually expanded to 1,000 people. Her bootstrapping followed a simple formula.
September 20, 2011 in Human Resources
From Grungy Garage to Functional Office

From Grungy Garage to Functional Office

Is that attic, garage or basement the only office you can afford? Here's how to make your low-cost found space a productive workspace.
August 19, 2011 in Setting Up Your Office

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