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.
5 Ways Raising Money Is Just Like Asking for a Date
Approach investors with the notion the goal is to replicate the money they invest.
Innovation Inhibitors Include Dependency on New Infrastructure and Investor Risk Tolerance
Be aware that attempting innovation in certain times and places is extremely risky.
Throw Your Company to the Sharks -- on 'Shark Tank,' That Is
Pitching your business on this hit show could pay off handsomely -- as long as you know what you're doing.
8 Reasons Online Dating Sites Are a Business Dead End
Dating site customers are fickle, hard to please and will dump one site for another without explanation. Sort of like the worst person you've ever dated.
A Startup Is Like a Home Still Being Built. Don't Value it at Next Year's Dream Market Price When Pitching an Angel Investor.
Serious investors want to know about your new venture's real revenue, team strength, registered intellectual property and other important elements.
Didn't Know That Uber Is a Unicorn? Time to Get Schooled on Startup Jargon.
Test your knowledge on the latest investor-to-entrepreneur terms and concepts.
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.
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.
'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
Starting a Business
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