Pitching Investors

The Tried-and-True Process for Getting Investors to Give You a Straight Answer
Fundraising

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.
Alex Iskold
10 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
Funding

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
Storytelling

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.
Carmine Gallo
10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment
Ready To Launch

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?"
Martin Zwilling
Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Must Brave the Venture-Capital Gauntlet
Venture Capital

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.
Ryan Holmes
How Industry Analysts Can Help Entrepreneurs Raise Money
Fundraising

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.
Andrew Hsu
The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'

Take it from an entrepreneur who managed to get multiple offers from the Sharks.
Laura Entis
10 Essentials for a Persuasive Seed-Round Investor Deck
Pitching Investors

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.
Alex Iskold
What a 1990 Chevy Pickup Truck Purchase Taught Me About Raising Capital
Raising Capital

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.
Doug Winter
Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success
Fundraising

Be Meticulous About Your Investor Funnel to Achieve Funding Success

Persuading investors is a long process of getting their attention, then their enthusiasm. It helps to be methodical.
Alex Iskold
7 Investor Questions Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Answer
Pitching Investors

7 Investor Questions Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Answer

You have more of a chance of attracting investors if you can speak to these seven critical areas of a new business idea.
Peter Gasca
How to Land Your Startup's Funding Before You Even Pitch Investors
Pitching Investors

How to Land Your Startup's Funding Before You Even Pitch Investors

If you want investors to take you seriously, you need to demonstrate your growth potential and prove you know your market inside and out.
Vincent Molinari
Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You
Pitching Investors

Before Asking to Meet an Investor Know Why the Investor Should Talk to You

Asking for an introduction to an investor without explaining why the investor will be interested reflects very poorly on you.
Alex Iskold
This Startup Aims to Save Brands From Marketing Disasters
Ready To Launch

This Startup Aims to Save Brands From Marketing Disasters

Springleap, which won a recent Techstars pitch night, aims to provides companies with actionable advice from its paid network of marketing and advertising professionals. As it struggles to gain traction, its founder looks forward to a new seed round.
Laura Entis