Raising capital is very important to your small business. This section will serve as your go-to resource for everything related to raising capital - what is a VC and do you need one, how to approach a VC firm, things you need to know before approaching a VC, what are angel investors, how to write a business plan etc.

If you follow the general rules of giving good presentations, especially giving a good pitch presentation to an investor, you'll see the idea of telling a story repeated over and over, but what story do you need to tell? Hint: not yours. Read More

10 Things To Know Before Your Startup Does A Crowdfunding

10 Things To Know Before Your Startup Does A Crowdfunding Avatar Posted by thursdayb under Raising Capital
From http://readwrite.com 17 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on April 5, 2015 12:30 pm
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days, and it makes sense. There are many potential benefits, such as the prospect of developing an enthusiastic base of early adopters before there's even a product for them to hold.

But it's not as straightforward as it seems, and your success will depend grea Read More
Investing in an amazing startup is like buying the hot new gadget that’s just come on the market. Just being able to lay down your cash, either for an investment or a gadget is a good social signal, […] Read More

Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed

Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 30 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on March 24, 2015 10:02 am
"Why do more crowdfunding campaigns fail than succeed? What can you learn from a crowdfunding failure? I talked to entrepreneurs who’ve made crowdfunding mistakes and got their perspective on what went wrong with their initial campaigns, and what eventually led them to success." Read More

Investor and Startup. Why? When?

Investor and Startup. Why? When? Avatar Posted by karolzielinski under Raising Capital
From http://karolzielinski.com 31 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on March 23, 2015 3:10 pm
Why do we build companies? For money. What’s the goal of every business? Earning money.

Not raising money from investors. But earning. Read More

Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked

Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked Avatar Posted by TomGazaway under Raising Capital
From http://www.business.com 58 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on February 25, 2015 3:02 am
So you need financing to get your business to the next level? One of two things has probably happened: you either went to a bank and they denied your loan request, or you know you don't want to waste your time because the banks rarely approve small business financing requests. We all know what happ Read More

Show Me the Money!: The Inspired Works Podcast

Show Me the Money!: The Inspired Works Podcast Avatar Posted by tiffanycwright under Raising Capital
From http://theresourcefulceo.com 96 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on January 16, 2015 4:28 pm
Here is an interview on business funding with Chuck Wang, the broadcaster of "The Inspired Works". "The Inspired Works" Podcast deals with the business of life. Do you know what is preventing you from achieving that which you are meant to achieve? This podcast focuses on 1) Mindset 2) Recognizing l Read More

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan  Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.smbceo.com 132 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on December 10, 2014 8:44 pm
You often need funds to boost your business growth. Here are some ideas worth having in mind if you are looking for a loan as a startup or a small business. Read More

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 136 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on December 8, 2014 10:54 am
The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. Here are three of the primary hurdles you will encounter when trying to get a bank loan, and how to overcome them. Read More

How Much Capital Should I Invest in My Business?

How Much Capital Should I Invest in My Business? Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 157 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on November 20, 2014 8:27 pm
To help you figure out how much capital you’ll need, we’ve teamed up with business consultant Anna Olson to give you the tools to crunch the numbers. Read More

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Jane Sheeba @janesheeba Replaced Day Job With Blogging

After studying for a PhD in Medical Physics in the UK, Jane Sheeba was set by most people's standards. She returned to … More
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