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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
5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

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Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

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A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
March 18, 2014 in Money
Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

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The San Francisco-based company known for the pink mustaches adhered to the front of the cars in its network is looking to close in on its fourth round of fundraising.
March 10, 2014 in Money
Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

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It's been nearly six months since private companies were given legal permission to publicly advertise their fundraising efforts. Here's a look at how it has paid off so far.
March 7, 2014 in Money
Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is Doomed Without This

Your Crowdfunding Campaign Is Doomed Without This

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Time needs to be committed to social media every day to push you toward your goal.
March 3, 2014 in Money
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
Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

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With small businesses starting to think more like tech startups in terms of innovation and growth, here are a few tips to help companies get started down that path.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

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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.
February 19, 2014 in Financing
6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

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With crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter making it easy for aspiring entrepreneurs to nab early cash for their startup dreams, more than ever people are flocking to these sites. Here are some tips on how to make your video (and campaign) stand out and snag donors.
February 17, 2014 in Marketing
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
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

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If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

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If you want to get your enterprise up and running, consider these basic steps first.
January 27, 2014 in Startup Basics
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

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The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
January 24, 2014 in Financing
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)

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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.
January 16, 2014 in Financing
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

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You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
January 8, 2014 in Financing
Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

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Before getting involved in crowdfunding, gather inspiration from big successes and learn from major scams.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

Why It's Harder For Women to Raise VC Funds

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The glass ceiling is still very much intact, but entrepreneurs and VCs have the power to close the gender gap. Here's how.
November 19, 2013 in Business Management
How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

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A look at the companies that have gone public since President Obama passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April of 2012.
November 15, 2013 in Financing
The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

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If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.
October 17, 2013 in Your Business Plan
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

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It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
October 8, 2013 in Financing
Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

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A crowdfunding expert answers the most frequently asked questions about this new way of raising startup funds for your business.
September 26, 2013 in Financing
Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

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Venture capitalist John Frankel offers up advice on how to meet and pitch investors.
September 25, 2013 in Financing
How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

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Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal.
September 20, 2013 in Venture Capital

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