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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.
'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

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

Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

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.
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

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.
3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

These factors could be against you when you're trying to get ahead. Here's how to overcome them.
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

These three words continue to pop up in companies' earnings reports this quarter.
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

Darden Restaurants continues to struggle, cutting employees and dealing with investors who are challenging the company's decisions.
The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Pitching to investors is part of the game. Yet, for many entrepreneurs getting up and presenting your idea can be downright petrifying. Here are a few tips on how to get through the presentation and seal the deal.
How to Shut Down Your Struggling Startup

How to Shut Down Your Struggling Startup

A failed business venture is practically a rite of passage. But rather than simply imploding, bowing out with gratitude and grace can help set the stage for future success.
Netflix Could Rally Its 34 Million Members to Uphold Net Neutrality

Netflix Could Rally Its 34 Million Members to Uphold Net Neutrality

In a letter to investors, the streaming leader vowed to fight a ruling last week that overturned net neutrality laws. Netflix also announced its stronger-than-expected earnings.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

Oyster, which employs a business model similar to Netflix, received $14 million in its second round of financing.
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.
Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

After disappointing sales, Chuck E. Cheese's parent company is reportedly exploring a potential sale.
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

You don't always need to invest a lot of capital to demonstrate traction to investors. Here is how to do it on a budget and with limited resources.
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company

Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company

As Red Lobster struggles, Darden is looking to sell or spin off the seafood restaurant to focus on more profitable up-and-coming chains.

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