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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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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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The How-To of Business Funding (Part Two)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Two. Different Sources of Capital.

Starting and growing a business requires capital - what if you are a small business and investors are not chasing you yet? Here are some sources that successful entrepreneurs use when fundraising for their companies.

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The How-To of Business Funding (Part One)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 3, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Part One. The Basics of Raising Capital

Starting and growing a business requires capital. But what if fundraising is your worst nightmare? Here are some tips that have been used by successful entrepreneurs to fund their companies.

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How To Make Your Campaign Page A Facebook Tab

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

Crowdfunding is a great alternative way to raise capital for your business. The general perception is that it requires a lot of work - which is somewhat true. If you spend some time putting together a detailed strategy, it will actually be easier than you think. So what should you do in order to make your crowdfunding life easier? Well I think we found a small hack ;)

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How to Fund Your Business With Help From the Crowd (Infographic)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Apr 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Crowdfunding is becoming a more popular way to fund a business. If before for the idea stage projects the options were pretty clear - either Kickstarter for more tech related products or Indiegogo for more artistic projects, today the number of crowdfunding options keep growing and evolving.

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business, Regulation Crowdfunding Basics

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: How to Fund Your Business, Resources for business owners

New Crowdfunding: JOBS Act Title III For Issuers

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 17, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Yesterday, new crowdfunding regulations under the JOBS Act Title III opened a new door in crowdfunding - now non-accredited investors can invest in private companies using online intermediary platforms. If you are considering crowdfunding for your business, here is what you need to know:

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business, Regulation Crowdfunding Basics

12 Ways To Fund Your Business

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Apr 13, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Starting and growing a business requires capital - what if you are a small business and investors are not chasing you yet? Here are some sources that successful entrepreneurs use when fundraising for their companies.

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Why Did P2P Lending Become So Popular?

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Mar 31, 2016 5:30:00 AM

The Qeneration Y values personal freedom and wants to take control of their work and leisure. They believe in people, not banks and rather than work for one company for 30 years, they prefer to collaborate in networks on various projects for short periods of time. The spread of web technologies, which foster mass collaboration, is creating a variety of new tools. These tools enable individuals to work together online in huge groups to achieve mutual goals. At the same time, the disintermediation is everywhere. Technological change, globalization and other international trends continue to reduce the number, size and role of business intermediates in many industry sectors. This led to development of micro and peer-to-peer lending.

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Topics: How to Fund Your Business, Investing Trends