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Startup Tips

7 problems preventing your business from being profitable

Low prices, excessive ongoing costs, inconsistent revenues ”" what's your business' core issue?

There are many reasons to become an entrepreneur, but no matter what yours are, even if they don’t include getting rich, your business still needs to generate a profit.Without one, you can’t keep the doors open, and you can’t keep doing what you ...

by Jayson Demers  | November 23, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

23 pitch questions you must answer before you get funding

How well you answer these real-life questions can help give you an edge

Pitch competitions are a reality of startup life, as common as coffee mugs that say “Hustle Harder” or thought leaders expounding on the need for “grit.”Still, even the smartest entrepreneur isn’t always ready for what competition judges might ask. During Steve Case’s Rise ...

by Linda Lacina  | October 14, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

The bootstrappers' advantage: Scarcity boosts creativity

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Is necessity truly the mother of invention? Yes, according to a recent study testing the link between scarce conditions and creative solutions.In one experiment, researchers from the University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins placed 95 undergrads at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 07, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

10 expert tips on managing cash flow as a new business

Spare yourself from the long list of businesses that fold.

New startups should fully understand that running out of money is one of the primary reasons that businesses fold shortly after a launch. This scenario is a proven statistic, but startups can avoid joining the ranks of failed businesses by being smart about how they ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 03, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to value your startup”"without getting it wrong

It’s always best to undervalue your company than to overvalue it.

As a business owner, if you decide to seek out investments, you will have to go through the process of valuing your company. Errors in this process are common among entrepreneurs. Rather than not taking something into account, they come up with a crazy valuation.Recently, ...

by AJ Agrawal  | May 29, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

An entrepreneur's guide to navigating various funding options

When looking for a funding option, research is everything.

Ideas are wonderful. In fact, ideas are what make the world such an interesting place. Unlike other species, humans have the ability to creatively and artistically brainstorm new ideas that did not previously exist. Unfortunately, ideas are not always enough.In the business ...

by Samuel Edwards  | May 04, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The 10 bootstrapping mantras to quick cash

Bootstrapping is not the easy way out, but it will be worth it.

In April 2013, I had $200 (P9,392) to my name, a pair of Wrangler jeans and a whole lot of ambition due to a personal obstacle I had just conquered. Unfortunately, ambition doesn’t pay the bills, and I had to figure out a plan.I ...

by Andrew Medal  | April 30, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 fundraising lessons from a single mom

Be ready to fight for your startup and accept constructive criticism, says MomCo founder Jillian Darlington.

I received a great email the other day: “Big news, we just landed a total game changer to head our growth. He was formerly with Facebook and Snapchat.”Related: Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research ShowsThe message was from Jillian Darlington, CEO and founder ...

by Jonathan Long  | March 09, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

8 things to do so angel investors invest in you

Because angels are most interested to help you scale the business.

Angel investors are still the lifeblood of early-stage startups, despite the surge of activity in crowdfunding and an increasing early interest from venture capitalists.According to the Angel Capital Association, at least 300,000 people have made angel investments in the last two years, totaling ...

by Martin Zwilling  | March 08, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Where small businesses are finding money (Infographic)

Where do small businesses get their funding? Take a look at this infographic.

Access to capital is one of the most important factors in successfully starting or growing your business, but finding enough money may be a problem for many small-business owners. According to a 2012 survey from the National Small Business Association (NSBA), 47% ...

by Kathleen Davis  | August 30, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

6 funding strategies to start a business when you're low on money

Don't let lack of capital prevent you from starting up a new business.

With a new business comes new financial responsibilities added on to the old responsibilities of a mortgage, monthly bills, and food. Past experiences from your old job or seeing how other people did it is one thing, but there is nothing quite like going through ...

by Deborah Mitchell  | April 10, 2015 11:00:00
News and Events

Startup Brew 2: Funding and Maximizing Your Initial Capital

iAcademy School of Continuing Education presents Mr. Alan Gosiengfiao, CEO of MyChild Applications and winner of IdeaSpace Startup Competition 2014. He will conduct a two-hour lecture and workshop on how to be a successful entrepreneur. Workshop details here.

by Press Release  | October 13, 2014 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Making your first business loan

It is a dilemma encountered by every startup entrepreneur: your great business idea is now up and running but expansion is hindered because of lack of funding. Esquire Financing lets you know when a loan is good or bad for your business.

It is a dilemma encountered by every startup entrepreneur: your great business idea is now up and running but expansion is hindered because of lack of funding.  You risk stunting the growth of your business because you don’t have the funds to ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 16, 2013 01:00:00