Lessons in Raising Outside Capital

I just want to add a few points here about raising capital from angel investors and venture capitalists having had a fair amount of experience in the area. Practically every first time entrepreneur who is turned down takes it personally when it's rarely the cas Read More
These are just a few of the benefits of having recurring revenues for your business. See my other post here on the ways you can create them. If you find this topic of interest please hit Follow as I will write more about RMRs. Read More
As they say, small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. However a new study found that 44% of entrepreneurs who needed financing to grow their business couldn't get it, which prevented them from hiring more employees. Even more unfortunate is that some of these business owners are b Read More
There are some simple tricks you can use to weed out the bad apples and ensure you get a fair deal on your financing. Read More
Recently, whilst speaking with one of my VC friends, we discussed the startup fundraising mentality and how the venture capital industry thinks about startups in broad strokes.

Here are some of the insights from that discussion on how venture capital would advise entrepreneurs to start thinking Read More
When most people are in the market for a small business loan, they think of a 3-5 year term with monthly payments. The problem with the business lending industry is that many business lenders are offering bad credit business loans. Small business term loans are very different from what the majority Read More
Click here if you want to hear the venture capital community’s favorite song.
I don’t really know what music the Sand Hill Road crowd listens to, but the lyrics of Prince’s song sum up what the investors have to hope happens to financial markets over the next couple of years. Read More
There have never been so many investment options for entrepreneurs and businesses. Kickstarter, IndiGogo, peer-to-peer lending, micro-lending and others have totally changed the playing field. But coincidentally, with an increasing number of businesses looking for funds, seeking investment has neve Read More
The valuation of early stage venture capital-backed startups jumped dramatically in 2013 and 2014, after modest increases over the previous nine years, data from law firm Cooley LLP reveals.
Cooley reports the typical valuation of companies in transactions in which the firm served as issuing couns Read More
Access to capital is critical for business owners.

After all, it takes money to make money.

If you have the necessary cash on hand, you’ll be able to take advantage of different opportunities as they arise.

This could include anything from increasing your marketing, purchasing equipment, e Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Ryan Donegan @ryanpdonegan Rocks Digital Marketing Possibilities

From the beginning of his career creating marketing for local station WBRZ-TV in his native South Louisiana, Ryan … More
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