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Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

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Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.
July 19, 2013 in Starting a Business
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

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The Security and Exchange Commission's recent lifting of a ban prohibiting entrepreneurs from being public about raising money may have changed the funding game for some. Here's how.
July 19, 2013 in Financing

Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation

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Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock gives us the skinny on determining pre-money valuation and the major role it plays when raising funds.
July 17, 2013 in Startup Basics

10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup

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Even if your company is profitable, you could still run out of that oh-so-important business lifeblood: cash. Here are some common capital issues to avoid.
July 12, 2013 in Business Management
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

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The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
July 10, 2013 in Financing

Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup

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Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides young entrepreneurs tips on approaching investors.
July 10, 2013 in Startup Basics

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

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Looking for money to grow a company or get it off the ground? There are venture capital firms across the country eagerly seeking to fund good business ideas, but fit and size matter.
June 7, 2013 in Venture Capital

5 Ways to Lose Investors in Under 3 Minutes

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The opening of your investor pitch is critical. Flounder and you might lose a venture capitalist's attention from the start. Here are five missteps VCs look out for when sitting down with entrepreneurs.
May 24, 2013 in Financing
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

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Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
May 21, 2013 in Financing

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
May 16, 2013 in Financing
5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

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If you want investors to be confident in financing your business, show them you know the risks your business is up against and are working to avoid them. Here are five ways to get started.
May 9, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

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All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
May 6, 2013 in Financing
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

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CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
April 15, 2013 in Financing
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
April 10, 2013 in Financing
Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

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Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
April 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

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For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
March 19, 2013 in Venture Capital
Yammer's David Sacks Offers 3 Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs

Yammer's David Sacks Offers 3 Tips for Tech Entrepreneurs

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From raising capital fast to being innovative, startup advice from the SXSW Interactive festival.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

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From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
March 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

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A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
February 6, 2013 in Financing
Raising Capital in Rural America

Raising Capital in Rural America

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With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
January 22, 2013 in Financing
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

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What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
January 15, 2013 in Financing

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

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Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
November 29, 2012 in Startup Basics

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

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Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
September 13, 2012 in Startup Basics
How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

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An upcoming social-venture competition sheds light on the increased enthusiasm among young entrepreneurs to start up social-impact companies. Here are five ways to rise above the competition.
August 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

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If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.
August 10, 2012 in Financing

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