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.

Top Three Things To Look For As An Angel Investor

Top Three Things To Look For As An Angel Investor Avatar Posted by lyceum under Raising Capital
From http://smallbiztrends.com 14 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on April 18, 2016 1:31 pm
Today, I am starting a new column here at Small Business Trends. In addition to my regular weekly articles that focus on data-driven discussions of entrepreneurship, I am going to cover my experience as an angel investor in two new monthly columns. Below, we will focus on the top three things that Read More

How Equity Crowdfunding Could Change Start-Up

How Equity Crowdfunding Could Change Start-Up Avatar Posted by jondyer under Raising Capital
From http://dyernews.com 36 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on March 27, 2016 11:39 am
After years of delays the gates to equity crowdfunding are finally opening. So what will these changes mean for startups looking to raise capital? Read More

Financing your Home Business growth

Financing your Home Business growth Avatar Posted by tonyp21 under Raising Capital
From http://www.tonypaullconsulting.com 37 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on March 25, 2016 2:11 pm
Finding finance to grow your home business can be a complicated process particularly as many home business owners lack trading history or have limited assets with which to secure loans. Read More
Here are 11 tips from the Young Entrepreneur Council that will help you attract the eye of an angel investor or a VC, and make your business a more appealing investment.
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Small Business Financing - What is Crowdfunding?

Small Business Financing - What is Crowdfunding? Avatar Posted by HiscoxSmallBiz under Raising Capital
From http://www.hiscox.com 51 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on March 13, 2016 10:54 am
As an ‎entrepreneur‬, sometimes you may need to get creative with your financing. If you've got a great business idea but you're strapped for cash, ‎crowdfunding‬ could be an option. Check out these top tips for running a successful crowdfunding campaign!
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Do you know the key success factors when pitching to employees, customers, partners or investors? This Conversations on Communications podcast will be helpful to you when pitching a variety of audiences and for a variety of purposes. Read More

So What If You Have An Idea?

So What If You Have An Idea? Avatar Posted by RickCoplin under Raising Capital
From http://www.rickcoplin.com 63 days ago
Made Hot by: businessluv on March 1, 2016 6:30 am
Fearful entrepreneurs are reluctant to engage partners, hire employees, seek mentors, test their business model, or gather market feedback. These activities are the foundation for any successful venture.

There are four key reasons why the entrepreneurs you share your idea with will not Read More
It might sound counterintuitive, but your potential investors want you to outline the risks of your business so they know you’re on top it and they can trust you:
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When raising your first round of capital, there are a few common mistakes many entrepreneurs make. To help you become a savvy founder we asked entrepreneurs for their advice in avoiding them.
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Your plan just got rejected. Welcome to the club. Reality check: You’re the rule, not the exception. So how do you turn things around?
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This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …

Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers: Capturing Success

Who would have guessed that two decades ago, BizSugar Contributor of the Week Tom Shivers' career dissatisfaction would … More
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