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women angel investors
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6 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Successfully Pitch to Women Angel Investors

The stats for women in investing are somewhat bleak. Only 11% of VC partners are women, and as a whole, women angel investors have only reached 22%. On the entrepreneur side, things look better, with over 40% being women. However, things are starting to look up even more. According to the Angel Capital Association (ACA),...
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Raising Capital for Your Startup: Top Legal Considerations to Know

It’s an issue every entrepreneur and new business must face: raising capital for your business. Even though you may start your business with your own nest egg or your company may be able to operate for a while on its own revenues, at some point, you’re likely to need outside funding to grow. While capital...
exit strategy
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This Angel Investor Shares Why You Need an Exit Strategy from the Start

For founders and entrepreneurs building up their business, the initial startup stage typically focuses on the product, technology or service offering. You’re energized by your idea and engrossed in building the best business concepts possible. While all of this is vital to your business and essential to the success of your company, it’s also critical...
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Is Your Big Idea Investor-Worthy? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Pre-Launch

Entrepreneurs certainly aren’t lacking for ideas — but that doesn’t mean every concept is worth pursuing. It’s not enough to separate the good ideas from the bad. It’s about identifying the great ones. Investors want to know you have an idea that can scale and deliver an attractive return on their investment. For an early stage tech...
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7 Tips for Getting a Product on Shark Tank

Growing up in San Diego, California, I was unprepared for how mosquitos would impact my family’s quality of life when we relocated to South Florida. My young daughter and I were constantly suffering from mosquito bites and none of the post-bite treatments available on the market were effective. Determined to find a solution, I spent...
fintech
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Why Fintech Startups Fail (and How You Can Avoid These Mistakes)

Fintechs are one of the hottest trends in the tech industry today. It seems as though everywhere you turn, there’s a new startup trying to get you to open a digital account or use their app to pay for goods and services. These companies are riding the wave of the digital revolution and seek to revolutionize...
funding
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The Best Funding Options for Minority Entrepreneurs

Access to funding is often the difference between growing a successful business and closing up shop. And while there are a lot of funding options out there for entrepreneurs in general, minorities often need to go the extra mile to acquire that capital. A study by the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency looked at...
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5 Tips for Building a Scalable Startup from the Start

When it comes to starting a business, tasks like creating a product, assembling your team and chasing investments is challenging enough. Launching a startup, and making the transition from small, bright-eyed entrepreneur to a larger, more sustainable operation, is another beast entirely. If you’re one of the lucky ones who have managed to scrape their...
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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Fall in Love With Numbers

For most entrepreneurs, building a company starts with a novel idea. Maybe it’s a disruptive technology, or perhaps bringing better service to an industry that needs it. Whatever it may be, few things are as thrilling as taking an inspired and well-crafted idea, and making a business out of it. While an entrepreneur might have an...
capital
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The 3 Stories You Need to Tell During a Capital Raise

What’s the best way to really get someone to listen and draw them in? Storytelling has been the medium of choice for communicators and entrepreneurs since the beginning of time. To connect with another person, you need to meet them where they are, find common ground and give them someone (or something) to root for....
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3 Components of Becoming an Investable Entrepreneur

Emerging companies looking to grow their business, at some point, have exclaimed: “if I only had (fill in the business need here), then I could (fill in the business opportunity here).” The issue with that statement is that once that wish has been granted, it's highly likely it will fix one problem, but cause another....
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What’s Your Website Worth and Where Can You Sell It?

As an internet entrepreneur, situations arise where you may need to sell your website and want to ensure you’re going to get the highest price possible. Before you list your website for sale, you’re going to want to understand what your website is worth, how to increase its value and how to make your website...
Funding
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Credit, Loans and Factoring: Find the Best Funding Option for Your Startup

Securing funding is one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs. It is especially challenging for smaller and newer businesses that have a limited track record and few assets. Most businesses start with financing from the owner, and perhaps family and friends, but as the business grows, outside sources may be required. There are a...
Revolutionary or evolutionary
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Is Your Product or Service Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

When an entrepreneur brings an idea to an investor, sometimes they are referred to as the next Facebook, or “the Uber for (insert any industry).” Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that many ideas and businesses are not game changers and will not become a "unicorn." A unicorn, in the world of business, is a startup company...