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5 Social-Media Marketing Lessons From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

5 Social-Media Marketing Lessons From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

No one can be certain what social-media gambit will go viral but the mania for dumping icy water on each other offers helpful pointers.
11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Don't fall into these traps when organizing and launching your crowdfunding campaign.
7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

7 Tips on Raising Money From a Guy Who Is Raising

There is nothing "fun" about fundraising. I am going through it now...
3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

3 Tools Your Startup Needs to Raise More Money

These apps can aid the tedious and onerous task of getting venture capitalists to budge and fund your company's budget.
How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
Crowdfunding Can Be Really Effective -- If You Know What You're Doing

Crowdfunding Can Be Really Effective -- If You Know What You're Doing

This source of raising capital can secure significant cash for a startup as well as publicity and contacts.
Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

While entrepreneurs may strive to raise a lot of money or seek a high valuation, these aspirations can end up hurting you down the road.
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
6 Fundraising Success Strategies For Your Nonprofit

6 Fundraising Success Strategies For Your Nonprofit

Explore these six ways to generate money from individuals and groups in order to make your non-profit organization a success.
Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'
The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, fundamentally changed the fundraising landscape for entrepreneurs. Here's a look at what has changed and what's next.
Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
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.
Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering

Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering

Sometimes, getting ahead of the competition means donating your time to a worthy cause.
Why a Little Fear in a CEO's Day Can Be a Good Thing

Why a Little Fear in a CEO's Day Can Be a Good Thing

Learning new skills and taking on new challenges can strengthen the leader and the organization
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable

An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable

Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, talks about how he had to confront his biggest fear in order to grow his operation in his new book, ‘The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.’
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion

Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion

The noted venture-capital firm is reportedly in the process of raising $1.5 billion in its new round of fundraising.
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

With 'Indiegogo Outpost,' you can raise money from the crowd without having to direct any web traffic away from your own website.
10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

Whether you're looking to raise some funds or invest in a project, here are some things to know about platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo .

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