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Raising Capital

Regulation A+

How Elio Motors Went From Startup to Publicly Traded Company in Months

Elio Motors was the first startup to become a publicly traded company using the updated Regulation A+ crowdfunding rules.
Ready for Anything

'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.
Business Model

B2B? C2C? VC-Backed? Read on to Have These and Other Business Models Explained.

Here are five business models your startup can use in its pursuit of bringing in revenue.
Finance

A New Kind of Financing That Doesn't Involve Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity

Here are five ways that the new R round is different than other types of finance currently available for entrepreneurs.
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.
Raising Capital

8 Smart Things to Do When You Find Your Capital Isn't Enough

Ever hear how the founders of Airbnb sold 'Obama O's' and 'Cap'n McCain's' fictitious cereals to help fund their startup?
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.
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.
Startup Financing

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success

You don't need a lot of money upfront to build up a startup. Here's why.
Raising Capital

Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Franchises

The 9 Advantages of Franchising

Is franchising right for you? Get the skinny on the nine things franchising offers that may benefit your business.
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Airbnb

Airbnb Reportedly Raises Another $100 Million in Funding

The home-sharing startup expects to be profitable in 2016, a source says.
Pitching Investors

5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital

If you don't know each and every detail of your business, why would an investor want to work with you?
Starting a Business

5 Rules for Closing the Deal With Investors

Don't underestimate how much you will need and don't overestimate how soon there will revenue.