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3 Musts for Bootstrapping Success and 3 Traps to Avoid
Entrepreneur Coaching

3 Musts for Bootstrapping Success and 3 Traps to Avoid

For all the talk of seed rounds and venture capital, the huge majority of founders are spending their own money.
Michael Noice
The Myths and Pitfalls of Raising Money
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The Myths and Pitfalls of Raising Money

There are a bunch of important ones. Bootstrapping your business instead may well be your best bet.
Firas Kittaneh
Good Software Is Essential, Even for the Penny-Pinching Start-Up
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Good Software Is Essential, Even for the Penny-Pinching Start-Up

The Softmaker Office Suite, WorkflowMax and Socedo are just a few programs you'll need when starting your business -- and they won't break your bank.
Pratik Dholakiya
The Bootstrappers' Advantage: Scarcity Boosts Creativity
Radicals & Visionaries

The Bootstrappers' Advantage: Scarcity Boosts Creativity

A new study proves the old adage: "necessity is the mother of invention."
Nina Zipkin
Two Founders Share Real-World Bootstrapping Secrets
Radicals & Visionaries

Two Founders Share Real-World Bootstrapping Secrets

Learn from people who've been there and made it work.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business
Financing

Demystifying 11 Fundamentals for Financing Your Business

At some point most businesses will need an infusion of capital, here are the most common ways to get it.
Brenton Hayden
For Entrepreneurs, One Really Can Be the Loneliest Number
Radicals & Visionaries

For Entrepreneurs, One Really Can Be the Loneliest Number

Solo entrepreneurs often find themselves facing mental as much as business challenges. Here are ways to take care of yourself during the journey.
Peter Gasca
The 10 Bootstrapping Mantras to Quick Cash
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The 10 Bootstrapping Mantras to Quick Cash

Bootstrapping is not the easy way out -- it can take longer than expected -- but it will be worth it.
Andrew Medal
Are You Approaching Investors With No Business Plan and Fuzzy Profit Projections? Get Real.
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Are You Approaching Investors With No Business Plan and Fuzzy Profit Projections? Get Real.

The odds of finding funding generally correlate highly to your odds of business success -- and your personal risk is even more critical than outside investor risk.
Martin Zwilling
Houzz Co-Founder Adi Tatarko Tells Us Why Bootstrapping Was the Best Thing for the Company
Radicals & Visionaries

Houzz Co-Founder Adi Tatarko Tells Us Why Bootstrapping Was the Best Thing for the Company

Tatarko initially launched her home design company with her husband as a side project. Now it is reportedly valued at more than $2 billion.
Nina Zipkin
Embrace Being Broke. Build Up Your Business By Bootstrapping.
Business Optimization

Embrace Being Broke. Build Up Your Business By Bootstrapping.

Cash or no cash, there's no time like now to start your business, according to Entrepreneur Network partner James Tew.
Entrepreneur Network
Bootstrapping Is Much More Fun Than Investors
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Bootstrapping Is Much More Fun Than Investors

Bootstrapping does require a full confidence in your own passion with no investors to lean on or blame. But isn't that why you signed up to be an entrepreneur in the first place?
Martin Zwilling
4 Tremendous Benefits of Bootstrapping a Company
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4 Tremendous Benefits of Bootstrapping a Company

Why run to investors when doing it yourself brings your business business benefits?
Zach Cutler
7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital
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7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital

Most companies can afford to -- and should -- be a little scrappier. Here's why.
Shannon Whitehead