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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 4070 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

10 Tips For Marketing With Social Media

10 Tips For Marketing With Social Media - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://www.bizsugar.com 4075 days ago
Made Hot by: tuckerleroy on June 8, 2010 3:15 pm
Just like produce at your favorite supermarket or farmer’s market, content and information introducing you and your expertise to members of your social media community, whether BizSugar or any other, must be tantalizing enough to make visitors want to return again and again and of sufficient quality to inspire trust on the part of potential clients and customers about the quality you offer.
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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 4077 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
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 4081 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 4087 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

A Special Thanks To The BizSugar Team

A Special Thanks To The BizSugar Team - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under News
From http://www.bizsugar.com 4088 days ago
Made Hot by: JohnH on May 28, 2010 3:54 pm
By now, many of you may have heard that BizSugar was honor last week with the Best Of Tech Award For Best Social Media App from the Northeast Ohio Software Association. I wonder if the community would join me in thanking our global team of moderators, great executive board and others who have been such a great help in making BizSugar the social media site it is today. Also thanks to our wonderful community members. You made it all possibl 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 4087 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

Handling Your Customers' Information

Handling Your Customers' Information - http://www.bbb.org Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Customer Service
From http://www.bbb.org 4091 days ago
Made Hot by: steeldawn on May 24, 2010 4:56 pm
In a world of identity theft and the selling of customer information, how you handle the data collected from customers says a lot about your business. It also says a great deal about the amount of trust customers are likely to put in you. The Better Business Bureau has put together this video and post to share some tips on how to deal with customer information and how to protect the information with which you have been entrusted Read More

What's In A Name?

What's In  A Name? - http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Startups
From http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu 4092 days ago
Made Hot by: roseanderson on May 24, 2010 4:17 am
What's in a name when picking one for your business. Quite a lot, say some entrepreneurs who fret over what to name their new venture during startup. Not only will the name you choose stay with you for a long time, but it will communicate much about your values and your business to customers. It will be a first impression but must also leave a lasting impression and with all of this said, here are some other thoughts from Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Read More
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