Even if you are a proven entrepreneur there is nothing tougher than trying to raise capital in the Financing Valley of Death. This label refers to the phase in which a startup lacks any cash inflows. In most cases, the startup will consist of little more than a person with an idea and a business pl Read More
If you really believe in your idea, this is a reasonable way to finance your startup in the initial phase. However, you have other alternatives. Here’s a quick overview of the most common funding options for new businesses.

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instead of intimidating you with complex value-based pricing formulas or boring you to death with project Gantt charts, I am going to share with you the rather inelegant approach I take to the subject. Inelegant it may be, but it has allowed me to run a lucrative business for the last 15 years.

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This week marks 25 years since the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its Microloan Program. The program is designed to support microlending to businesses throughout the United States by providing loan capital and grants. The aim is to provide small businesses, otherwise unable to se Read More
While angel investing is high-risk by nature, but investors don’t need to be reckless. They can be purposeful, or, if steered by the advice in Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups, methodical. If you’re a startup, there’s a right way to communicate with angel investors, and numerous ways to Read More
Business debt and equity are central to the operations of any company. The amount of debt and equity a business carries has a major impact on how the business operates, and on how it is positioned for success. Business capital is the money a company uses to purchase assets, maintain operations, and Read More
Far too often, overeager entrepreneurs rush to schedule meetings with VCs, not realizing what they expect. So, how to know whether you are ready or not? Read More
Is it possible to bootstrap your business to success? Laundryheap, succeeded in this way, we also look at five well-known brands who also found success. Read More

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Kelly McCausey @kellymccausey Shows Solo Smarts

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