How to Avoid Doing Bad VC Deals

How to Avoid Doing Bad VC Deals  - http://blog.tonyjohnston.biz Avatar Posted by TonyJohnston_CNi under Raising Capital
From http://blog.tonyjohnston.biz 3252 days ago
Made Hot by: SkipAnderson on November 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Having the right ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET about using other people's money is your best protection against doing a you’re-gonna-regret-it-later financing deal. Read how to get it here... Read More
If you are in the market for business financing you may have noticed that the SBA is tentatively reporting a healthy increase in small business lending.

However, finding the right bank for your small business financing needs can still be a time-consuming challenge.

So just who is lending? And what is your best strategy for finding and approaching a bank? Here are five tips to help you find small business friendly banks Read More

Can Use of Small Business Credit Cards Stimulate Job Growth?

Can Use of Small Business Credit Cards Stimulate Job Growth? - http://www.inc.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.inc.com 3376 days ago
Made Hot by: jsternal on July 22, 2010 3:40 pm
A study insists use of small business credit cards was helpful in increased revenue and job creation between 2003 and 2008. But since the study was completed just before the worst part of the recession hit, we are left to wonder about the real impact of so much credit. After all, other sources insist that unpayable loans and low customer spending led many businesses to close. I wonder if any of them had run up big bills on their small business credit cards. Read More

Lessons In Raising Capital

Lessons In Raising Capital - http://blog.blockchalk.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://blog.blockchalk.com 3404 days ago
Made Hot by: lyceum on June 24, 2010 2:56 pm
Got a great idea for a small business? Or maybe a world changing idea for a product or service large small that you're sure will become the next big thing? If you need funding for your idea, where do you start? How do you go about raising capital for your brilliant venture in order to make your dream a reality? Learn from a team that has already done it. Here is the story of one such entrepreneurial voyage... Read More

10 Tips In Preparing For Investors

10 Tips In Preparing For Investors - http://blog.jumpstartinc.org Avatar Posted by Tiffan under Raising Capital
From http://blog.jumpstartinc.org 3406 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on June 21, 2010 5:51 pm
The challenges of raising investment capital for your business and how to best prepare for an investor have been well documented by many industry experts. Darrin Redus of JumpStart has witnessed scores of presentations over the years and has found that many entrepreneurs routinely miss a few key areas. He provides his suggestions that should help Read More

Your Business From An Investor's Point of View

Your Business From An Investor's Point of View - http://www.avc.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.avc.com 3404 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on June 21, 2010 10:50 am
Want to understand your business from an investor's point of view? Than read this post from Fred Wilson about risk and return. Seeing how investors view the world, and more importantly how they see the concept of risk and return, may help you see your business in a different light and understand how to create a situation investors feel more comfortable with allowing you to raise the funding you need. Read More

How Are Investors Like Produce Suppliers?

How Are Investors Like Produce Suppliers? - http://www.feld.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.feld.com 3410 days ago
Made Hot by: Jed on June 17, 2010 5:01 pm
Are investors like produce suppliers to the restaurant that is your business? Think about this for a moment and then read the post by Venture Capital investor Brad Feld relating this interesting metaphor. I'm not sure I really agree with it completely. Though this may be because my brain keeps getting tangled around the idea that a restaurant as a business would pay for its produce. But what Brad is suggesting here is that we forget the idea of the restaurant as a business and look at it as a metaphor for your business. Just as your business can't make products or create services at a certain level without capital so a restaurant couldn't make dishes without ingredients brought by produce suppliers Read More
While 41 percent of private companies in the U.S. are owned by women, only 3to 5 percent receive Venture Capital, the high profile funding often associated with major startups especially in the technology industry. Nick Leiber makes the case for more women partners for Venture Capital firms as one possible remedy Read More

Tips for Winning Venture Capital

Tips for Winning Venture Capital - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 3411 days ago
Made Hot by: Cathode Ray Dude on June 13, 2010 8:55 pm
Raising venture capital may not be something every small business owner or entrepreneur would consider. But for those who need financing for their next venture, this article from the Wall Street Journal can serve as a partial check list to prepare for the process of seeking VC investment. Not surprisingly, perhaps, is the need to target the right VC to approach with your idea Read More

Raising Capital For Early Exit Companies

Raising Capital For Early Exit Companies - http://www.instigatorblog.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.instigatorblog.com 3418 days ago
Made Hot by: shepherd on June 6, 2010 10:24 pm
When raising capital for your next business venture, think about the shorter term early exit strategy as a possible approach. Ben Yoskovitz explains this strategy involving a lower initial capital investment and an exit by the founder in 3 to 5 as opposed to 7 to 10 years owning a considerably bigger piece of the company. Ben says early exits are more popular with angels and founders than with VCs, who prefer to invest larger amounts over a longer period. Still, Ben adds, the early exit venture offers the opportunity for a founding entrepreneur to get out early with what he calls "life changing money" and the chance for an angel investor to see a rapid and excellent return Read More
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