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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: Resources for business owners, Running a successful crowdfunding campaign

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: Resources for business owners, Running a successful crowdfunding campaign

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

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: Resources for business owners

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: Resources for business owners

Incubator, Accelerator & Why You Need One

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 4, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Accelerators are now an integral part of the startup ecosystem.
And especially for first-time founders, it is becoming a checkbox

item: go through an accelerator. In the general sense, startup accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based programs, that include mentorship and educational components and culminate in a demo day. And once you decide to join an accelerator, the decision of which accelerator to join is nearly impossible with dozens of new accelerators opening all the time. Let’s start with understanding the difference between accelerator and incubator. 

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Topics: Resources for business owners

First Investor Meeting: The Do’s And Don’ts

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Apr 27, 2016 5:30:00 AM

The funding road isn't easy - and every entrepreneur knows that. And that is why they prepare for every investor meeting - being confident and on top of things will create a higher possibility of success. So what are the steps to take when getting ready to meet the investor?

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Topics: Resources for business owners