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.

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan  Avatar Posted by ivanpw under Raising Capital
From http://www.smbceo.com 10 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on December 10, 2014 8:44 pm
You often need funds to boost your business growth. Here are some ideas worth having in mind if you are looking for a loan as a startup or a small business. Read More

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 15 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on December 8, 2014 10:54 am
The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. Here are three of the primary hurdles you will encounter when trying to get a bank loan, and how to overcome them. Read More

How Much Capital Should I Invest in My Business?

How Much Capital Should I Invest in My Business? Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 35 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on November 20, 2014 8:27 pm
To help you figure out how much capital you’ll need, we’ve teamed up with business consultant Anna Olson to give you the tools to crunch the numbers. Read More
For some projects, it's not just about raising cash. Hardware creators on Kickstarter are looking for ideas, too... Read More

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 83 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 80 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 110 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

How To Boost Cash Flow Through Alternative Finance

How To Boost Cash Flow Through Alternative Finance Avatar Posted by Sian Phillips under Raising Capital
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 120 days ago
Made Hot by: OpenSourceMedia on August 26, 2014 12:02 pm
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

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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We're thrilled to announce the winners for the Brother CreativeCenter "Back to Business" contest! First, a big shout … More
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