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The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1
Lessons

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

The co-founder of a new Cincinnati company shares what he learned about pitching, fundraising and claiming small victories.
Blake Smith
Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success
Crowdfunding

Enlist Twitter for Crowdfunding Success

Those 140-character posts are perfect for driving traffic to your campaign because of their reach and speed in sharing news.
Kendall Almerico
The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success
Organization

The One Habit That Can Make or Break Your Success

Why simply being on time can help you have it all.
Nina Zipkin
Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.
Innovation

Eureka -- a New Product Idea! Now Ask These 5 Questions.

Before you quit your job and cash in your 401(k), take a step back and evaluate.
Louis Foreman
A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups
Raising Capital

A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
Peter S. Cohan
A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round
The Grind

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round.
Greg Connolly
Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley
Raising Capital

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs have lots of financing options beyond checking out venture firms in California. Here are six techniques to try.
Michael Howse
Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check
Raising Capital

Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check

Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money.
Peter S. Cohan
How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses
Immigrants

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.
Sujan Patel
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.
Board of Directors

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.
Bo Yaghmaie
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors
Pitching 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.
Kep Sweeney and Ken Wiles
Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors
Fundraising

Attention Nonprofits: 5 Secrets to Attract Donors

For nonprofits, fundraising isn't just about the 'ask.'
Andy Robinson
5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive
Business Growth

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
Peter S. Cohan
Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)
Raising Capital

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

A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
David Nilssen