If you follow me at all, you know that I am a huge proponent of bootstrapping your business if at all possible. While raising outside investment from a venture capitalist or an angel may be the glitziest way to go, it’s not right for the vast majority of businesses. Read More

Cities using Crowdfunding for Community Projects

Cities using Crowdfunding for Community Projects Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 91 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on April 24, 2014 8:06 am
Crowdfunding has become an extremely effective way of raising money for startups, but now even cities and communities are using it to fill a current funding gap. Budget cuts and slow decision making can often leave important programs and initiatives unfunded. With crowdfunding, the community can de Read More

Crowdfunding and Social Media

Crowdfunding and Social Media Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 101 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on April 22, 2014 10:11 pm
At this time, businesses use the terms social media and marketing synonymously. Social media has become an integral part of brand promotion, which is to say that crowdfunders must also engage with thriving channels like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. If you want your campaign Read More

How To Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How To Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 96 days ago
Made Hot by: ObjectOriented on April 18, 2014 11:21 pm
A crowdfunding campaign requires the same amount of planning, marketing and promotion as any other successful business venture. As a successful crowdfunding campaign is often the launching pad for future success, it’s important that project creators know the importance of creating a marketing plan Read More
Here are five of the myriad ways business owners can obtain financing, taken from the informative new book, The Funding Is Out There!. These five funding sources apply whether your business is closer to the lower end or the higher end of the SBA small business designation range. If you are current Read More

The Colours of Crowdfunding

The Colours of Crowdfunding Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 98 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on April 16, 2014 7:20 am
How can campaigns convert common portal users into avid supporters? When said users browse the featured projects, hundreds will likely pop-up, so what differentiates your project from all of the others? Consider the fact over 90% of shoppers assess a product’s appearance before purchase. More speci Read More

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details.

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details. Avatar Posted by CateCosta under Raising Capital
From http://www.entrepreneur.com 104 days ago
Made Hot by: SJC on April 10, 2014 4:53 pm
There is a common misconception that securing a round of funding means success. In reality, a round of funding is a stepping stone down a long path -- like a tool to an equation, far from the end result.

If you have the drive and determination to make your startup profitable, then realize money Read More
Although it is not a case of "snap your fingers and the money shows up," tech companies often find it relatively easier to find investors. "Relative" is the operative word here.
Not a tech entrepreneur? You still have numerous options. Watch this video for some insights.

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one of the most popular alternatives to using a bank loan to start a business is to work with private investors. However, it is should be noted that these investors will require a significant amount of equity as it relates to providing capital to your business. Read More
This video could be viewed as sad or humorous. Either way, it's how many business owners feel when they pursue financing. Join me in helping to eliminate this feeling of helplessness. Read More

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Ross Kimbarovsky @rosskimbarovsky Dressses Down for Small Business Dreams

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