As opposed to endless pages of text and charts, the business model canvas is much more interactive and creative. Especially around the boardroom, this method facilitates discussion and delves deeply into specific sections of a startup. The fact that it’s available online also means that the model i Read More
Profit margins in the construction industry range from 1%-5%. This is an excerpt from a special report I wrote for construction companies. If you are the owner of a construction company or property renovation firm, this article provides your best sources of working capital and expansion funding. (P Read More

Types of Loans Available through Debt Crowdfunding

Types of Loans Available through Debt Crowdfunding Avatar Posted by sjekic under Raising Capital
From http://www.crowdclan.com 243 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on April 24, 2014 4:02 pm
For those familiar only with rewards- and donation-based crowdfunding, the debt crowdfunding process may feel alien. Before listing on a portal, applicants must submit tons of financial and personal information for review. In order to even receive a quote or verify your project’s eligibility, porta Read More
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 243 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 254 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 249 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 251 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 257 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

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