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Acquiring venture capital can be a huge boost for a fledgling business or one ready to move on to the next level. Venture capital is notoriously difficult to obtain however and entrepreneurs are always eager for tips on wooing VCs. A recent study headed by Stanford finance professor Ilya A. Strebulaev got to the bottom of what matters most to venture capitalists when it comes to investing in a new company. The study call “How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?” surveyed 885 venture capital […]

People have great ideas for new businesses all the time. And yet only a tiny portion of those people ever make the transformation into entrepreneurs. What is the main deterrent? Business funding. Creating a start-up business can often require a significant amount of upfront cash. It can be difficult to find investors for a business that is only in the idea phase, and banks especially do not like to take on such risk. While friends and family can be a good source of business financing, potential entrepreneurs […]

One of the best new ways to raising business funding is through crowdfunding. With online platforms like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe, going straight to the public for working capital has never been easier. Of course to successfully raise money on a crowdfunding platform, there are several essential steps to be taken even before you post your business idea. In order to make sure your product or service will be a big hit on a crowdfunding site, you need to test the market. A great way to […]

Once your business has gotten through its seed funding round and the gears of success are start to turn, your next step is likely to get another infusion of capital through investment. This is the arena of venture capitalists. They look for thriving small companies that can bring them large returns on their investment. If you have made it to the stage where you can attract the attention of VCs, your business is in a good spot. Once you are ready to take on some of those investors, the key is to create […]

One potential way to finance your small business’ growth is to connect with a venture capitalist, someone who can not only provide working capital for the company but also business advice and expertise. While having interested investors can be exciting, it is important to only partner with the right venture capitalist. Most investors will want to know about your business plan, your projections for growth, your profits and margins. But the right investor will also want to dig deeper. Here’s what […]

Crowdfunding groups raised $2.66 billion for companies and individuals in 2012 and it is projected that they will raise $5.1 billion in 2013. With all that cash floating around, it’s time to find out if crowdfunding is right for your business venture.

A commercial mortgage loan is designed to help business owners or investors buy real estate connected with their business place of work, but commercial mortgages can be used for many other purposes beyond simply buying an office building. They can help you with virtually all your business’ physical space needs.

When most people think about starting and financing a small business, they probably think of bank loans. However, since the financial crisis, banks have tightened their lending belts, making it much more difficult for small businesses to borrow money these days. The good news is there are plenty of other less-traditional sources of funding available to entrepreneurs. Government Loans The Small Business Administration guarantees all sorts of loans, from microloans of just a few thousand dollars […]