Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here's How to Get Your Share.
As an active angel investor myself, here is my priority list of eight recommended preparation activities when you're looking for funding.
How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million
Forget creating the perfect pitch for investors. Instead, focus on creating a deck you can iterate based on actual investor feedback.
The Bright Side of Sharing Bad News With Potential Investors
With potential investors, honesty is the best policy.
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Seeking Venture Capital? This T.I.P. -- a Team, an Idea and a Plan -- Is Crucial to Follow.
These three critical elements must be in place before you face an investor.
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'Perspective-Taking' and How to Close an Investor in 3 Minutes
Are you watching for those all-important clues? Here's how to do that.
The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
You want to hear "yes,'' and you will survive hearing "no,'' but you can't work with a "maybe'' that never ends.
10 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
Equity? Debt? Which one is right for you? (Hint: think carefully before taking loans from friends and family).
Doug and Polly White
The Secret Weapon That Will Make You and Your Business Stand Out in the War of Ideas
And this skill is shared by the most successful business leaders in the world.
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10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment
Having all the answers when you pitch investors will lead them to ask only one question: ""How soon can I sign up?"
Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet
Money-loaded VCs might seem intimidating, but armed with a few tips, entrepreneurs -- even those wrestling with financing for the first time -- can help level the playing field.
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Getting venture capital funding is a constant game of selling, and it's far easier to sell yourself if independent third-party experts rave about you.
The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'
Take it from an entrepreneur who managed to get multiple offers from the Sharks.
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
No deck is perfect but the good ones all succinctly tell investors what they need to know to make a decision.
What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital
I didn't really need the truck back in 1991, but I learned to look for opportunities before I thought it was the right time.
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