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4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch
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The only way to really stand out when networking is to have an interesting and memorable conversation. Here are some suggestions.
April 3, 2014 in Marketing
Photos: How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

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The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.
March 26, 2014 in Money
The Who, What and How to Survive SXSW 2014 (Infographic)

The Who, What and How to Survive SXSW 2014 (Infographic)

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The big event in Austin, Texas, is under way. Here's a quick look at what you need to know and should expect.
March 7, 2014 in Technology
Big Milestone: Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Reaches $1 Billion in Pledges

Big Milestone: Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Reaches $1 Billion in Pledges

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In just five years, this Brooklyn, N.Y.-based startup has helped fund a ton of creative projects and entrepreneurs.
March 3, 2014 in Money
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

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If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

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Here, we count down our most-viewed videos from the last 12 months.
January 6, 2014 in Startup Basics
How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
November 6, 2013 in Financing
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
October 31, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

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It's very likely you'll need more money than you think to fund your business idea. Here's how to determine an amount that's not too high and not too low, but one that's just right.
October 24, 2013 in Financing
They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Offering rewards -- iPad cases, dinner with the founders -- helps attract people interested in funding a new business. Here's a guide to fund-raising giveaways.
October 17, 2013 in Financing
Photos: Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

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The LinkedIn co-founder and VC shares valuable insight on what entrepreneurs need to know when pitching their startups to investors.
October 17, 2013 in Venture Capital
10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

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A look at the crowdfunding sites with the best track records that can be used to fund businesses.
October 10, 2013 in Financing
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

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Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.
October 3, 2013 in Financing
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

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The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
September 11, 2013 in Financing

When You Raise Capital, Think 'We' Instead of 'Me'

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Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the nuances of building a business with other people’s money.
April 24, 2013 in Startup Basics
VCs See Ex-Wired Editor's DIY Drones Taking Flight

VCs See Ex-Wired Editor's DIY Drones Taking Flight

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Chris Anderson left one of the most prominent posts in tech media to become CEO of 3D Robotics, a company that helps hackers and engineers build do-it-yourself drones. Last fall he locked up a $5 million funding round.
March 26, 2013 in Venture Capital

Video Chat: Brad Feld on Winning Over Brad Feld

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Entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor Brad Feld sits down with business coach Antonio Neves to bring you the 411 on how to land him as a mentor or investor.
January 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
Raising Capital in Rural America

Raising Capital in Rural America

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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

How to Create Value to Reel in Investors

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Student entrepreneur Matthew Fishman on how he secured funding by building up his startup.
December 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
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
Video: What You Need to Know Before Taking on InvestorsPlay Video

What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.
October 30, 2012 in Starting a Business

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

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Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
September 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 2, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

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Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
July 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

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