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5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

3 Entrepreneurial Skills Inmates Perfect

The experiences of prisoners serve as an extreme, stark example of those of startup founders.
Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

While many entrepreneurs are clamoring to get their hands on some outside funding, some founders aren't really down with that strategy.
Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.
Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Bootstrapping a business is no walk in the park. Here are nine tips on how to land success with a low budget.
3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation

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

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

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

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.
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

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

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

Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

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.
When to Say No to Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
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

Finding success in the world of fraternities and sororities, this startup decided to step up its game and have its brand go big.
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.

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

Our ASK the Expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about how to nab employees on a bootstrap budget.

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

Startup The Bouqs is looking to take the thorn out of online floral delivery.

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

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.
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

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

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.

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

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf shares his advice for launching a business on a shoestring budget.
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

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

The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

How 31-year-old Joe Poulin bootstrapped Luxury Retreats, the villa-rental company he founded as a teenager.
Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build.

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

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

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

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

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

Learn how two friends built their SMS-marketing startup into a web success story -- without a dime from outside investors.

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