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.

Here are five of the myriad ways business owners can obtain financing, taken from the informative new book, The Funding Is Out There!. These five funding sources apply whether your business is closer to the lower end or the higher end of the SBA small business designation range. If you are current Read More

The Colours of Crowdfunding

The Colours of Crowdfunding Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 2 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on April 16, 2014 2:20 am
How can campaigns convert common portal users into avid supporters? When said users browse the featured projects, hundreds will likely pop-up, so what differentiates your project from all of the others? Consider the fact over 90% of shoppers assess a product’s appearance before purchase. More speci Read More

Looking for Co-Founder. Announcement WebmaisterPro

Looking for Co-Founder. Announcement WebmaisterPro Avatar Posted by webmaisterpro under Raising Capital
From http://www.webmaisterpro.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on April 11, 2014 8:44 am
WebmaisterPro - social network for web professionals, is looking for co-founder or investor. Unique business opportunity. Read More

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details.

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details. Avatar Posted by CateCosta under Raising Capital
From http://www.entrepreneur.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: SJC on April 10, 2014 11:53 am
There is a common misconception that securing a round of funding means success. In reality, a round of funding is a stepping stone down a long path -- like a tool to an equation, far from the end result.

If you have the drive and determination to make your startup profitable, then realize money Read More
Although it is not a case of "snap your fingers and the money shows up," tech companies often find it relatively easier to find investors. "Relative" is the operative word here.
Not a tech entrepreneur? You still have numerous options. Watch this video for some insights.

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one of the most popular alternatives to using a bank loan to start a business is to work with private investors. However, it is should be noted that these investors will require a significant amount of equity as it relates to providing capital to your business. Read More
This video could be viewed as sad or humorous. Either way, it's how many business owners feel when they pursue financing. Join me in helping to eliminate this feeling of helplessness. Read More

4 Things That Will Scare Investors Away

4 Things That Will Scare Investors Away Avatar Posted by RickCoplin under Raising Capital
From http://www.rickcoplin.com 21 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on April 1, 2014 6:35 am
Raising money for your startup is a difficult, time consuming process. Successful entrepreneurs know that gaining investors is just as dependent on what you don't do, as what you do. Here are four simple things to avoid while raising funds. Read More
Wondering about getting capital for your small business? Here's some insight about how crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending can help you finance your entrepreneurial endeavors. Read More

A Small Business Guide to Crowd Funding

A Small Business Guide to Crowd Funding Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.noobpreneur.com 21 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on March 31, 2014 5:51 pm
If you are limited by industry and/or credit history, where can everyday entrepreneurs turn for capital? Crowd funding may offer the best solution. Read More

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