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The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.
4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

You’ve worked hard to negotiate through the right networks and land this meeting. Don’t let a lack of preparation and practice keep you from getting in the game.
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.
A High Churn Can Cause Your Business to Crash and Burn

A High Churn Can Cause Your Business to Crash and Burn

This vital metric can help determine how much your company will grow and can hurt or help your chances of receiving investment money.
Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with experience in the restaurant industry, picks up the casual dining seafood chain from Darden Restaurants, Inc.
The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.
3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business

3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business

An inside look at the decision to move on.
Best Advice from Billionaire Investors for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Best Advice from Billionaire Investors for Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Carl Ichan, George Soros and a handful of other billionaires give their best advice for startups.
Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

To ensure you get the most out of your advisory board, entrepreneurs need to invest time and energy into this relationship. Otherwise, they can be a waste of time for both parties.
3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

3 Ways To Perfect Your Pitch

If done correctly, pitching to clients, investors and partners can open doors for a startup, helping a company catapult to the next level. If done incorrectly, disaster can ensue.
Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

In this video, Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money.
The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Real money allocation also speaks strongly to investors.
These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support.
How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The noted tech evangelist shares why entrepreneurs should imbue their businesses with deeper meaning, and how the venture capital funding paradigm has radically shifted.
Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson

Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson

In this question-and-answer interview, Wilson discusses retirement, Tumblr's exit and getting over a difficult year.
5 Signs You Need Investors -- Stat!

5 Signs You Need Investors -- Stat!

Learning when it's time to call for capital can be tricky, but it could be potentially lifesaving for your business.
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

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.
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

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

Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

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

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.

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