Friends and Family

Fundraising

This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist

Able, the brainchild of two Harvard MBAs, requires borrowers to raise the first quarter of their loan amount from friends and family.
Ask the Expert

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Family

Meet the CEO Who Took His Teen Son to a $55 Million Funding Meeting

The CEO of a marketing and sales software company used a business trip as an opportunity to bond with his 18 year old.
Higher Purpose

There Are 8 Indispensable Elements of Real Wealth and 7 Aren't Money

There is no contradiction between realizing financial security is crucial to happiness and that money really isn't everything.
Work-Life Balance

Your Career Is a Supplement to Your Life, Not the Defining Factor

You're a hard-driving entrepreneur. But what should you do now if your work life has turned into your whole life?
Work-Life Balance

How You Can Avoid Becoming a Workaholic

Working too much can negatively affect your life and your business. Here are four tips for finding the right balance.
Kickstarter

6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

A roundup of useful tips and best practices for creating a campaign that meets or exceeds its funding goal.
Startup Financing

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.
Entrepreneurs

4 Tips for Being a Balanced Entrepreneur -- At Work and at Home

Putting your heart and soul into a startup is what entrepreneurs do. But being awesome doesn't stop when you come home. Here are some suggestions for finding the right balance.
Starting a Business

How to Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

As an entrepreneur, standing up for your vision to your loved ones might possibly be the best practice you will get for the life that awaits you.
Growth Strategies

The People in Your Life Are Your Personal Brand Team

Your family, friends and colleagues in many ways become your brand. It's important to create a team of people that reflect how you want to live your brand.
Starting a Business

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
Finance

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Finance

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.
Growth Strategies

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.

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