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Show Me the Money! Best Practices for Raising Capital for Your Startup

If it's evident that money is all you want, the only thing investors will show you is the door

Raising capital for your start-up is one of the most difficult yet most important parts of being an entrepreneur. While not every entrepreneur will be in need of investors, every startup looking to raise money will need them -- whether that means venture capitalists, ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | September 27, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 questions your business plan must answer

If your product's uniqueness can’t stand up against your competitor's copy, you’re in trouble

The other night we were talking with a group of young people when one person said that she wasn’t able to start a business because she couldn’t qualify for a loan. As you can imagine, several of us chimed in that we didn’t ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to build a successful business with zero cash

Sure you need money, but if you got the strategies, capital can come from sources other than you

 Question: I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur but I don’t have the capital to start up a business. Should I delay my business plans until I have saved enough money to finance it? What should I do? – Dylan via ...

by Henry Ong  | November 02, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

A Php 50,000 question: 10 smart ways for productive spending

If Php 50,000 landed on your lap, how would you spend it?

There are infinite ways you can spend a sudden surge of reasonably large capital. Of course, you can put it in a savings account. But why would you?Armand Bengco, a financial advisor and executive director at the Colayco Foundation for Education Inc., ...

by Jennee Grace Rubrico, Dulce Castillo-Morales and Joe Esgerra  | September 13, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The best kind of capital: Money from ”?"family, friends and fools”

It’s not about being lucky; it’s about working with what you’ve got

You’ve got the concept. You’ve got a solid business plan. Now, how do you get the money to launch your brilliant startup? As the saying goes, you need money to make money. Nobody knows this better than startup entrepreneurs.LJ Moreno-Alapag, founder of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 07, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

8 musts to start your business with little to no capital

These eight tips can help you get your idea off the ground even with limited funds.

Entrepreneurs will often have amazing business ideas, but they put them on hold due to a lack of capital. They assume that their idea will never get far off the ground unless they have major funding behind them. It seems that every day ...

by Jonathan Long  | September 16, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

8 best practices to seek funding from friends, family, and fools

The first move to make is to impress them with your idea.

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves unable to bootstrap their startups, and also unable to find early funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors. Their only recourse is that first tier of investors, fondly called Friends, Family and Fools. These are ...

by Martin Zwilling  | May 30, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways women entrepreneurs can overcome the funding gap

Here are five ways women-entrepreneurs can get the funding they need for business capital.

It’s clear that women have come a long way since the Mad Men era. But, women still hold a mere 14.6% of executive officer positions. And this pattern continues with women entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially when it comes to raising ...

by Zeynep Ilgaz  | March 02, 2015 01:00:00
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