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.

Ever thought about going on Shark Tank to raise some capital for your business? In this post we break down one entrepreneur's appearance on the show. We discuss some things he did right and the one mistake that killed his chance to make a deal. Read More

App Developers Turn to Royalty-Based Crowdfunding.

App Developers Turn to Royalty-Based Crowdfunding. Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 20 days ago
Made Hot by: AmyJordan on July 16, 2014 4:51 pm
Paul Neiderer, an international equity crowdfunding authority, predicts royalty-based crowdfunding will attract more businesses by 2020 as better systems emerge for revenue management and disbursement. While this pocket of the industry does not quite compete with the equity sector today, perhaps th Read More
The reality is that most ventures do not qualify for venture capital and never will. According to the Small Business Administration, about 600,000 new businesses are started in the U.S. each year, and the number of startups funded by VCs was about 300. This means that the probability of an average Read More

How to Get Investors Send Their Money to Your Startup

How to Get Investors Send Their Money to Your Startup Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.bizepic.com 35 days ago
Made Hot by: OpenSourceMedia on July 3, 2014 12:46 pm
Have you ever wondered how funders discover top founders? Founders are different from one to another, and spotting one is difficult. Here are some tips. Read More
Often entrepreneurs focus on the wrong things during a pitch session, resulting in a strikeout instead of a home run. Read More

The #8 Step Crowdfunding Beginners Guide

The #8 Step Crowdfunding Beginners Guide Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdfundingessentials.com 41 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on June 29, 2014 3:07 am
Crowdfunding is basically organizing the funds for a new venture or a start-up enterprise by arranging for small funding from a number of individuals or organizations. This is quite similar to an enterprise raising capital through issue of equity shares available to the public. In fact, crowdfundin Read More
Here's the 2nd part of a two-part interview with Carolyn McClure, Senior Vice President, Midland American Capital, a purchase order financing firm. In this interview she gives the 411 on the difference between purchase order financing, Letters of Credit, and receivables financing. Read More
Here's the first part of a two-part interview with Carolyn McClure, Senior Vice President Business Development Officer (Midwest Region) of Midland American Capital, which is one of the few purchase order financing firms in the U.S. In this interview she discusses what purchase order financing is, h Read More

5 Things LeVar Burton Does Right Using Kickstarter

5 Things LeVar Burton Does Right Using Kickstarter Avatar Posted by esheckler under Raising Capital
From https://saltsha.com 63 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on June 9, 2014 7:28 pm
Levar Burton is doing something very right in his Kickstarter video: After one day, the effort to relaunch Reading Rainbow gained upwards of $2 million. Read More

Fee-Free Crowdfunding: Too Good to Be True?

Fee-Free Crowdfunding: Too Good to Be True? Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 59 days ago
Made Hot by: Copysugar on June 8, 2014 7:43 pm
An interesting development has now added a third option. Touted as “crowd-gifting,” this model wholeheartedly embraces fee-free crowdfunding, promising 100% of contributions to filmmakers, authors, and activists. To find such a model, swing by dana.io, a rewards-based portal striving to “lower [the Read More

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