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Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.
Starting a Business

Best Idea Ever, or Forget It? 7 Ways to Reality Check a Startup Concept.

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?
Martin Zwilling
Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech
Investors

Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech

Unless your product is truly disruptive or you have bags of cash, don't bother bringing it to market. Instead, solve a real-world problem.
Martin Zwilling
7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan
Business Plans

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan

If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders.
Adam Toren
Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors
Competition

Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors

When you're making your pitch, you should showcase your expert knowledge of the market and your rivals from a position of strength.
Martin Zwilling
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
Starting a Business

5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year

If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances.
Zach Cutler
Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language
Investors

Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language

It's your responsibility to translate your message into values and priorities that the intended receiver can readily relate to.
Martin Zwilling
MBAs for Hire, By the Hour
Business Unusual

MBAs for Hire, By the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Gwen Moran
Market Research

Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework

Before you ask anyone for money, do research into your market segment with these six free to inexpensive resources.
Martin Zwilling
A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect
Pitching investors

A 14-Step Guide to Being Consistently Pitch Perfect

Your pitch is not just what you tell investors. It's your message to everyone interested enough in your company to ask you about it.
David Brown
When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention
Finance

When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention

We take a look at the issue from both the investors' and founders' point of view.
4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors
Pitching investors

4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

Investors seek companies that run smoothly and have solid prospects, which is just the company you're trying to build.
Murray Newlands
7 Taboos of Business Pitching
Pitches

7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investors' passion. Provide compelling evidence of a potential boost to their bottom line.
Bryant Guffey
5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors
Pitching investors

5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors

Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.
Murray Newlands
Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch
Pitching investors

Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

There's one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.
Eric Schiffer