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.

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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When It Makes Sense to Take on Debt

When It Makes Sense to Take on Debt Avatar Posted by aeschenburg under Raising Capital
From http://blog.fundbox.com 94 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on November 6, 2015 8:55 am
Once you identify the elements of your business that are consistently profitable, you are likely staring a good investment opportunity in its face. In other words, if you borrow money today to do more of what is already profitable, you are likely to make a massive return tomorrow. Read More
But there’s good news: Small business owners can reclaim control of their cash flow—and easily overcome any cash flow gaps they might anticipate—by making use of innovative alternative finance solutions. Read More

How to fund your business without an investor

How to fund your business without an investor Avatar Posted by Nellie Akalp under Raising Capital
From http://on.mash.to 119 days ago
Made Hot by: businessgross on October 12, 2015 10:55 am
Can you fund a business without an investor? Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet, shares how you can get funding without the help of an investor in her latest post on Mashable. Read More

Crowdfunding the way the SMBs want to know

Crowdfunding the way the SMBs want to know Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://smb.guru 128 days ago
Made Hot by: fusionswim on October 3, 2015 12:58 pm
Small business owners are usually concerned about loans financing while overlooking the new wave possibilities the Crowdfunding brings.

I've shared some thoughts of success and pitfalls of crowdfunding as well as shed some light on types of crowdfunding that SMB startups need to know. Read More

Brief Guide to Startup and Small Business Funding Sources -

Brief Guide to Startup and Small Business Funding Sources - Avatar Posted by CateCosta under Raising Capital
From http://www.catecosta.com 178 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on August 14, 2015 10:18 pm
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 193 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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Adam Gottlieb @FrugalEntrepren Schools Businesses with Real Life Experience

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