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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
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The 10 things you must do before connecting with investors

There are no shortcuts to building a solid network of engaged investors

Majority of entrepreneurs have one thing in common: They're totally in love with their company and their product. They are passionate, enthusiastic and optimistic. They can’t wait to tell everyone how their idea or product is going to change the world. Before that can happen, though, ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | November 07, 2016 04:00:00
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Why women entrepreneurs find it harder to get funding

Intentional or not, most investors are more likely to give money to males ”" that needs to change

Women entrepreneurs run 30 percent of all small businesses, and together employ 7.9 million people while generating $1.4 trillion in sales (as of 2015). Needless to say, these are pretty staggering numbers.All that success is wonderful. However, there exists an underlying issue that ...

by Jared Hecht  | October 12, 2016 07:00:00
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Top 4 factors to consider in choosing an investment fund

Time for you to know about pooled funds, mutual funds and UITFs

Everyone has goals—a comfortable lifestyle, secure retirement, funding for their children’s education, even vacations. They’re all within your reach if you invest your money and do it wisely.As an entrepreneur, however, you may have difficulty in managing your investments. This is because ...

by Rienzie Biolena  | September 19, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Find capital from an ”?"angel”

It might mean giving up some equity, but angel money can give your business wings

They’re called “angel investors” for a reason. They’re the ones who are interested in seeing the business prosper, and can be a source of funding—at favorable terms—when other sources shy away.When John Dang quit his job as head of business development at ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 08, 2016 10:00:00
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What you need to know about borrowing money for your start-up

Do you need cash to start your business?

Are you setting up a new business? Or are you planning to expand your current business? Either way, you are likely to face some difficulties obtaining capital to finance it, especially during these times of economic uncertainty.Your possible sources of funding can ...

by Henry Ong  | September 23, 2011 02:00:00
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Funding options for the start-up entrepreneur

Which one is safer? Which one is best?

Entrepreneurs are known for going all the way to turn their business ideas into reality, but they are bound to lose momentum if they don’t have the money to bring those ideas into reality.Some entrepreneurs therefore eagerly look for angel investors like ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 19, 2011 07:00:00
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3 easy ways to keep cash flowing into your business

Are you having difficulty handling your finances?

Even with the introduction of other payment methods, cash is still king, more so aspiring entrepreneurs working hard to take their business off the ground. Don't forget that cash management is a vital aspect of managing your own business.The main benefit of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 08, 2011 02:00:00
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The basics of getting credit to start your business

One of the problems commonly faced by start-up entrepreneurs is looking for funds

One of the problems commonly faced by start-up entrepreneurs is looking for funds to either open or expand their business. The idea and the motivation are there but only the money to make it happen is lacking. Entrepreneurs can opt to borrow ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 07, 2011 09:00:00
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Why you should record sources of startup capital

You should make the effort to document investments

To ensure harmony and stability in a business, there should be a proper documentation of investment or any other interest each investor has takenA purchase of an interest in a business should be properly documented so the parties involved will have a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 24, 2011 02:00:00
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All about money: Where to get funding

It takes money to make money, the fact remains that business begins with capital

A business is a game of Catch-22; that is, it takes money to make money. Even if that’s what many of us don’t have, the fact remains that business begins with capital. So how do you get that first “push” in starting ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | August 08, 2011 07:00:00