Photo by William Iven on Unsplash Starting your own business based on your own innovative ideas can be one of the most exciting things you do, but it can also be one of the most stressful. There’s no model, no template, nothing for you to build on except for your own general know-how and the basic business standards. That can leave you unsure as to how to get a lot of things … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Venture Capital
Even though it can be tempting to enthusiastically plow ahead with capital acquisition right after hatching a great business idea, there is some important knowledge that entrepreneurs must learn and decisions that they need to make before they start pursuing venture capital opportunities. Here are some preparation tips that will give you the best chance to secure funding for … [Read more...] about Preparation to Pursue Venture Capital
Financing a business is often the biggest challenge for any entrepreneur. The business needs adequate support to develop products, reach its target market and repay its costs. Without money, the business will fail. You can choose to use debt financing or equity financing strategies to get the startup capital your business needs. But which one is right for you? Pros … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Financing a Business
Venture Capital Funding Venture capital is money provided by professionals who invest alongside management in young, rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors. Venture capital is an important source of equity for start-up companies. Professionally managed venture capital firms generally are private partnerships or … [Read more...] about Is Venture Capital Funding Right for Your Startup Business?
In order to put up a small business that has a great chance of flourishing financially, you have to design a solid financial foundation for your business plan. Fortunately for financially-strapped entrepreneurs, there are some basic strategies you can take advantage of in order to raise capital for a new or current business venture, even if your bank account is not loaded with … [Read more...] about 5 Strategies to Raise Capital for a Small Business
We've helped a number of clients develop business plans and raise capital from "angel" investors, corporate entities and venture capitalists during the last 6-8 years. It's always a daunting process that can be full of pitfalls and require a tremendous amount of work - but it can be done! Here are some perspectives on how to raise capital gleaned from years of … [Read more...] about How to Raise Capital in the New Economy
The term "venture capital" has been defined in many ways but generally refers to relatively high-risk, early-stage financing of young emerging growth companies. The professional venture capitalist is usually a highly trained finance professional who manages a pool of venture funds for investment in growing companies on behalf of a group of passive investors. What does a … [Read more...] about Can Your Small Business Attract Venture Capital Financing?
A budding company or one facing major financial crisis can find solution to all its financial hurdles with Venture Capital. Unlike banks, Venture Capital firms are an important source of long-term growth capital. Venture capital firms and individuals are interested in many of the same factors that influence bankers in their analysis of loan applications from smaller … [Read more...] about What Makes You Eligible for Venture Capital?