We're seeing from sources that the massive financial reform package passed recently by the U.S. Senate will not negatively impact investment in the small business and entrepreneurship community. Time will tell. Tighter regulation might certainly tend to further tighten bank lending but perhaps this isn't the best source of business financing anyway ... Read More

Borrowing Money for Your Business?

Borrowing Money for Your Business? - http://financialhighway.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://financialhighway.com 3429 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on June 3, 2010 5:14 pm
It may say more about the state of affairs in our society and our economy than anything else, but the truth is that you need to borrow money. Lending and credit have become such integral parts of the way our society does things with money that your entire financial reputation is not based on how you manage your money; it’s based on how you manage your cred Read More

Who Needs Banks?

Who Needs Banks? - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 3435 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on May 29, 2010 3:43 am
Thanks in part to the recession, businesses especially in the "lower-middle market" are handling their own financing with buyers when it comes time to sell. When a buyer can't get the loans they once did to cover purchase of a company from a bank often the business being purchased is providing the additional needed financing usually with longer involvement in the company after closing Read More
Want to know how to raise money to start a new company?

In this short video Scott Fox shares strategies and new statistics on how to raise venture capital, including his suprising advice that you don't need VC money to start a new business online today.

This is an 8:22 video clip from Scott Fox's ClickMillionaires.tv Show. Read More

11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital

11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital  - http://www.seniorhomes.com Avatar Posted by q4sales under Raising Capital
From http://www.seniorhomes.com 3441 days ago
Made Hot by: MMarquit on May 27, 2010 4:49 pm
11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital

We recently just completed raising venture capital, (a Series A financing), in which we raised $1.1M. The round was led by MentorTech ventures, with participation from Amicus Capital and prominent Bay Area and Seattle angels. We started fundraising in earnest in August of 2009, so from start to finish it took us 8 months. Raising money was a lot harder and took a lot longer than we expected, but obviously with determination and a bit of luck it can be done Read More

How a Credit Cap Battle Affects Small Business Lending

How a Credit Cap Battle Affects Small Business Lending - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 3435 days ago
Made Hot by: jnelson on May 27, 2010 4:45 pm
It seems that credit unions and community banks, the kinds of institutions that usually loan to small businesses, are prevented from doing so as much as they would like because of a credit cap that limits the amount of lending permitted for them under law. Now credit unions are asking that the cap be lifted allowing them, and community banks, to approve more loans for small businesses. And guess who's objecting to the change! Read More

4 Common Venture Capital Myths

4 Common Venture Capital Myths - http://www.entrepreneur.com Avatar Posted by VictoriaJones under Raising Capital
From http://www.entrepreneur.com 3539 days ago
Made Hot by: maplesummit on February 13, 2010 3:26 am
Raising venture capital financing--as a first-time founder in particular--is a difficult task, even in the strongest of financial markets. At a recent conference, a panelist opined that over 95 percent of entrepreneurs decide not to raise venture capital. Read More
In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen Covey recounts a conversation with a man who hated attending out-of-town training events. The man explained that his wife calls and hounds him on every detail of the day, whom he dines with, etc., and that he felt imprisoned by it. Read More

Exploring Your Small Business Financing Options

Exploring Your Small Business Financing Options - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://www.allbusiness.com 3554 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 29, 2010 5:39 am
Whether a huge corporation or a small mom and pop, all businesses need some kind of financing to get them started. This is the case even if owners finance their small business out of their own pockets. Here are a couple of sources for financing your small business startup from contributors at AllBusiness. Read More

How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole

How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole - http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com Avatar Posted by WayneLiew under Raising Capital
From http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com 3562 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2010 7:30 am
Congratulations. You’ve found a VC partner or principal who has invited you to the Monday partners’ meeting. So you arrive at the meeting in the comfort that somebody has championed you to this point. Every 1:1 meeting you’ve had to date has been collegiate and productive. What could go wrong? A lot, actually. Here are some tips to keep in mind for the big day. Read More
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