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.

A quick overview of the various funding sources entrepreneurs can use to launch or grow their startups or small businesses. Read More
Bootstrapping doesn’t necessarily mean starting from nothing, with no money whatsoever. Although definitions vary, most people call it bootstrapping when the startup founder takes the risk and borrows from credit cards, or mortgages a home, or pledges some other personal assets to borrow the money. Read More

10 eBooks You Need to Read Before Crowdfunding

10 eBooks You Need to Read Before Crowdfunding Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 33 days ago
Made Hot by: LoopLooper on July 29, 2015 4:22 pm
The easiest way to learn how to crowd fund successfully is to look at those who came before you. Here are ten fantastic books you need to read before embarking on your crowdfunding project.
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You have an idea and with all honesty – you believe it is worth gold!

And thus, you thought of running a crowd funding campaign for raising funds for your idea so that it can take the shape of reality.

And that is how it should be.

Before you start a crowd funding campaign, you need to pla Read More

How Much Funding Should You Raise?

How Much Funding Should You Raise? Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 44 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on July 21, 2015 1:30 pm
Most businesses need to raise external funding from investors to take their company to the next level. Whatever stage your business is in, if you are seeking investment, determining how much funding you should raise is absolutely critical.

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Can you grow your company using your own money rather than outside financing? Here are some key benefits and strategies to bootstrapping your business. Read More

What I Wish I Knew When We Were a Start Up

What I Wish I Knew When We Were a Start Up Avatar Posted by RickCoplin under Raising Capital
From http://www.rickcoplin.com 122 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on May 1, 2015 6:26 pm
I had no idea what I was getting into when I joined a friend’s startup. I had a successful background in consulting and leading a technology group for a super-regional bank. I went from a company of 90,000 to being employee number three. None of our team had any startup experience. We made signific Read More
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 150 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

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

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Cate Costa @cate_costa Combines Passions for Entrepreneurship, Travel

If there's one thing Cate Costa loves as much as helping entrepreneurs, it's being on the move. Now, in her own … More
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