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Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.
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If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
April 22, 2014 in Money
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

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Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.
April 18, 2014 in Money
Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

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For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

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Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

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Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.
April 11, 2014 in Technology

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

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Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
April 10, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
When Financial Professionals Go Indie

When Financial Professionals Go Indie

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Weighing becoming independent asset manager or financial advisor? Balance the freedom to serve customers against the strain of running a firm.
March 18, 2014 in Money
More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

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The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.
March 8, 2014 in Venture Capital
Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

Pitching for Profits: Delivering a Presentation Investors Love

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Entrepreneurs only have a short window of time to impress investors with the hopes of snagging funds. Here are a few pointers on how to get their attention and hopefully their money.
March 3, 2014 in Money
Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

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Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you can’t find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
February 24, 2014 in Financing
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

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Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
February 17, 2014 in Your Business Plan
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
'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

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While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.
February 14, 2014 in Getting Started
Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

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While the media often makes raising money seem like a piece of cake, entrepreneurs who have been there know it is the exact opposite. To get the most of your time and resources, figuring out the ideal time to raise money is key.
February 13, 2014 in Mobile
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

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The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
February 13, 2014 in Financing
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

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The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
February 12, 2014 in Financing
3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

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These factors could be against you when you're trying to get ahead. Here's how to overcome them.
February 10, 2014 in Human Resources
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

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If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
February 7, 2014 in Evaluating Your Idea
The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

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With some decisions, it's better to not decide-- yet.
February 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

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Our marketing expert Jim Yu is looking to answer your questions on topics ranging from content marketing to SEO and entering the world of mobile.
February 5, 2014 in Online Marketing
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

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Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
January 31, 2014 in Venture Capital
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

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While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
January 31, 2014 in Financing
Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

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As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, Washington and Colorado go head to head in venture capital activity.
January 31, 2014 in Venture Capital
Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

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These three words continue to pop up in companies' earnings reports this quarter.
January 30, 2014 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

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Darden Restaurants continues to struggle, cutting employees and dealing with investors who are challenging the company's decisions.
January 29, 2014 in Franchises
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