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Small Business & Coworking Space: Should You Get An Office?

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 31, 2017 11:42:51 AM

For some small business owners and budding entrepreneurs, working from home will do when you're just starting and having your feet on the ground. Eventually, the need to have a dedicated office building where employees can report to and clients can identify with becomes necessary as the business grows. Congratulations if you’re at this point in your company’s development. If and when you do decide to take this step, it is natural that leasing an office space comes to mind.

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Topics: Business Resources

Sockwa Company Profile

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Revenue Sharing, Business Resources

Nava Pets Company Profile

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Revenue Sharing, Business Resources

How does 'Micro deposit' verification work?

Posted by Startwise on Aug 11, 2017 12:59:58 PM

 

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Topics: Using Startwise

12 Hidden Benefits Of Crowdfunding For Investors

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The Regulation Crowdfunding opened new financial opportunities to every US resident. Luckily, the benefits of participating in new crowdfunding deals bring not just financial gain to the crowd. Here are the values that you get when investing in the next crowdfunding opportunity:

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Topics: Investing Basics

How To Fill Out Form C For a Title III Crowdfunding Offering

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you decide to fundraise under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, you are required to file certain information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and provide enough information to investors and the intermediary facilitating the offering to launch a Regulation CrowdFunding (Reg CF) campaign. While it may sound complicated, it is actually a pretty straightforward task. Here at Startwise, we wanted to provide you with some actionable tips:

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How Pros Do It: Cheatsheet For Successful Investing

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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Finally everyone can be an investor in promising startups and fast-growing small businesses. We do realize that it takes some experience to identify good investment deals and make smart investments. Startwise team members have expertise in venture capital, portfolio management, business funding and the risks associated with investing. So we decided to make some research and put together a useful checklist to help you navigate the investment game.

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Topics: Investing Basics

The How-To of Business Funding (Part Four)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Four. The Debt Investment Instruments.

Small businesses are often in need of quick capital that can’t be accessed through traditional sources like bank loans or credit cards. The financial crisis of 2008 left hundreds of thousands of small businesses with restrained demand for working capital to grow their businesses. 

Banks severely restricted access to capital, disproportionately affecting small and medium size businesses: annual loan originations to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue fell dramatically between 2007 and 2013. Only 2.4 million traditional loans were originated to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue in 2013, down 54% from 2007. This created an opportunity for new players.

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Topics: Business Funding

Awesome Calendar To Help You Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Promoting the crowdfunding campaign is timeconsuming and hard work - but it is the key to successfully closing the amount of capital you are looking for. This job can be made easier by detailed planning ahead. We wanted to give you a sample marketing calendar to make your life easier when promoting your crowdfunding campaign.

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

The How-To of Business Funding (Part Three)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Three. When Pitching to Investors.

How does one meet and spark investor interest? Which investor should you consider? How to close the deal on good terms? Every founder is searching for answers on these questions when raising capital for their business. 

Fundraising is a necessary but complex task that startups periodically endure. But startup investing is rapidly evolving - so you have more options today to fund a business than ever before. Here are some useful tips on how to close a deal with an investor.

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Topics: Business Funding