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startup funding
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7 Ways to Find Startup Funding

You’re embarking on the adventure of starting your own business. You know you’ll require startup funding, but aren’t sure where to start. Will you self-fund and bootstrap? Will you take investment from others? There are several ways to fund your business, and there's a process to work through which type of funding is best suited...
WithThanks
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How This Former Attorney Used Savings to Fund Her New Business

It’s that time of year when special events abound – weddings, graduations, baby showers and bar mitzvahs. With those events comes a tedious but necessary obligation: thank you notes! Taryn Singer has created WithThanks, a business that lets busy people outsource the task of thank you notes following special events. Singer says WithThanks is a...
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7 Lessons This Entrepreneur Learned From Raising Seed Capital

I’ve learned a lot from raising £650K (equivalent to approximately $853,000) in seed capital from investors. As a fellow entrepreneur, I’ll share those lessons here, so you don’t waste any precious pitching opportunities. Take the investor’s point of view As an entrepreneur, you’re completely absorbed into your startup. This is your baby, your life. You...
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Business Funding 101: Turning Your Startup Dreams into Reality

Starting a business requires a lot of funding - and most likely, you’ll need some extra help with your startup costs. It’s important to get this step right, because it could make or break your entrepreneurial dreams. According to a recent survey, 13 percent of startups cited that it was difficult to get back on...
business grants
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11 Women-Focused Business Grants

Women are a core pillar in business, but in far too many cases women face inordinate challenges and find themselves behind their male counterparts based on several measures when it comes to business ownership and incomes. While there are many incredibly successful entrepreneurs that come to mind when discussing women in business, women remain underrepresented at the...
working capital
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5 Ways to Get Access to Working Capital (and Fast!)

Does your business need a fast cash injection? The good news? You have options. Remember: Businesses rely heavily on lenders, so don’t be hesitant to go to one. Nearly 75 percent of small business funding comes from lenders, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Clearly, you have options to avoid cash flow issues, a common...
Geek Girl Rising
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Women in Tech: Kickstart Your Dream with Confidence [Book Excerpt]

The following excerpt is from "Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking up Tech" by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens. Copyright © 2017 by the authors and reprinted with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.  The segment below highlights the journey of female entrepreneur, Yunha Kim, co-founder of Locket, a company that transformed the way Android mobile phone users...
Loans
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The Pros and Cons of Small Business Loans

Most growing businesses will need to borrow money at one point or another. Whilst taking on debt is inherently risky, it is often vital to power business success, fund a major marketing campaign or simply deal with an unexpected cash flow crisis. So what are the pros and cons of taking out business loans? The...
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LendingTree Offers $50,000 Grant Contest for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone to the U.S. economy and the sector is growing. According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small business owners face a long...
Fund a startup business
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6 Ways to Fund a Startup Business

More than 6 million people in the United States started a new business in 2015. This was the greatest increase of new business startups in over 20 years, and this increased pace of new business startups has continued in 2016. In a recent Gallup poll that interviewed a diverse group of more than 2,000 Americans, over...
Successful crowdfunding campaign
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How to Engage Your Community in a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Connecting with an engaged online community is key to a successful crowdfunding campaign. But it’s not enough to just gather followers and share your campaign. Once you’ve identified your community, it’s helpful to fine-tune your message by sorting your fans into one of three communities as outlined below. Each of these communities is looking for...
Cash Flow
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Forget the banks! 5 alternative ways to fund a business

Alternative ways to fund a business As an aspiring entrepreneur, you may well find funding a small business trickier than you had imagined. Just being smart and enterprising won't be enough to meet the eligibility criteria some lenders demand. A lender can appear so cautious you may wonder whether anyone could satisfy their requirements, whilst...
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When raising money, use the Goldilocks Approach

Love the instincts and wisdom you entrepreneurs demonstrated in the "Show Me the Money!" blog challenge! There are two really important principles to remember when seeking funding for your business. 1. Make sure you have an 'alignment of interests.' This is when you and the provider of the money have similar goals for the investment....