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Teaming Up With Consumer Product Enthusiasts

Posted by Startwise on Sep 17, 2017 6:07:49 PM

Hardware is hard. Beyond the usual business hurdles and risks, designing and manufacturing with trusted partners is a challenge for most of the product companies. This also makes them a more risky deal for potential investors. That is one of the reasons it is hard to raise money for product companies.

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Topics: Startwise Team, Business Resources

Business plan template

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 8, 2017 7:01:09 AM

 

In this blog, you will have a quick overview of some important questions that you should keep in mind when writing your business plan. We are looking forward to help you fundraise on your terms and grow your business.

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

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

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

How To Get Your Crowdfunding Covered In Press

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The vital part of any successful crowdfunding campaign is active promotion of it on social media as well as in relevant press. You can easily find general strategy about compiling the press lists:

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

8 Basics of an Awesome Investor Pitch

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 24, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Investors might think that you are in a ‘hot sector’ and like your team - but how to keep them interested and get funded? Here are some tips for an impressive investor pitch that could help fund your business:

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Topics: Business Funding, Business Resources

Do We Still Need A Business Plan?

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on May 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

'The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be over-emphasized' - but lately, questions have arisen about the necessity of the business plan for startups. As tools such as spreadsheets and plan writing software have grown in importance, people can see that business plans have become overstuffed with complex financials that are often backed up by little more than guesswork - so in the end, do they even bring value?

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Topics: Business Resources

Killer Cold Email That Gets You An Investor Meeting

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 10, 2016 5:30:00 AM

For startups, emails are a powerful tool that can help get funding. The best way to engage with venture capitalists is by getting a warm introduction. Unfortunately, most people that start a business are not immediately well connected and it takes time to build a network. The problem is most investors prefer to deal with people that they know or have been referred to them. That means that you need to make them like you in just one email. The best way to engage with venture capitalists is by getting a warm introduction. That doesn’t mean that cold emails to investors is a complete waste of time. Box raised their first outside capital by cold e-mailing Mark Cuban.

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Topics: Business Resources