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.

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More Than 15 Small Business Funding Resources for You

More Than 15 Small Business Funding Resources for You Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Raising Capital
From http://smallbiztrends.com 36 days ago
Made Hot by: AmyJordan on October 2, 2014 4:12 pm
Most small business owners can identify with the challenges of getting financing for their business or funding for a new product. There’s no short, easy road to funding, most of the time, but these small business funding resources can help. Read More

How To Apply For A Business Loan - Tweak Your Biz

How To Apply For A Business Loan - Tweak Your Biz Avatar Posted by businesstrader under Raising Capital
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 32 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on October 2, 2014 2:19 am
When a business opens its doors for the first time, it uses financing it received from a variety of sources. Read More

How to Compile a Crowdfunding Mailing List

How to Compile a Crowdfunding Mailing List Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 63 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on September 3, 2014 4:25 pm
A common piece of advice marketers give to campaigns is to assemble a crowdfunding mailing list. Doing so opens communication between projector creators and their backers, making it easy to inform said supporters of the campaign’s progress and developments. Gathering hundreds of email addresses, ho Read More
Wrapping up 2012, five hundred and thirty-six active portals existed worldwide, a number that has since skyrocketed due to an enormous amount of media attention and a Western push towards equity crowdfunding. Compared to 2004, for instance, crowdfunding-related headlines appear 9,990% more often to Read More
In the UK, banks are being mandated to refer declined small business loan applicants to alternative sources of capital. Could a similar move in the US be beneficial? Read More
By Mark Halstead

Cash flow concerns keep many a company director awake at night and the process of juggling payments can put huge pressure on any financial situation. There are of course many different methods of solving these issues but it’s no secret that traditional routes to finance have in Read More
Want to spy on your competitors? The information you need is publicly available and freely accessible.

In this article, I’ll show you the tools and techniques that will allow you to scope out the competition. You can even use these tips to analyze your own site. You might discover some things th Read More

Crowdfunding Call to Action Best Practices

Crowdfunding Call to Action Best Practices Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 91 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on August 7, 2014 1:25 am
Advice from successful campaigns can help industry newcomers tremendously. Recently, CNBC published an article that does just this: A crowdfunding veteran highlights the popular mistakes projects make. Appearing on this list – “Forgetting to ask for a donation.” At first, this may seem commonsensic Read More

Budgeting a Crowdfunding Campaign!

Budgeting a Crowdfunding Campaign! Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 92 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on August 3, 2014 12:29 pm
Firstly, let’s distinguish a crowdfunding budget from a project goal. A budget concerns strictly the operational costs (fees and taxes included), whereas a goal incorporates both the budget and target. If a project’s goal equals $1600, for example, perhaps the crowdfunding budget accounts for $300 Read More

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