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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

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
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

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
Run & Grow

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
Startup Tips

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

The time is now—to start a business, that is. Why is that? Well, there’s no better time to start anything than the present moment. And we’re not just saying that because the New Year is just around the corner, which always lends ...

December 11, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How to build buzz for your brand

To ensure your product’s success, you need to let the public know what it’s all about. Here’s how to do it. For a business to succeed, it’s important to have a great product, but equally important is how to make the product known ...

November 28, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to improve your cashflow

There are ways to manage your bank account.

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business—the cash that goes in and out of your company determines your financial position. In particular, managing how your cash flows in and out of your bank account depends on how you balance the timing of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 24, 2011 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Finding the right angel investor for your business

Angels can help your business grow.

Even without capital, your business can take off with the help of investors who love what you are doing.More than spiritual guardians, angels in the business world can be the blessing you’re looking for to jumpstart your business.Referred to as angel investors, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 21, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Start your business with a plan

Planning your business is important before opening.

Before undertaking your dream business, closely examine if you are up it. Here’s a guide to help you to do just that. A would-be entrepreneur often starts with a great idea popping in his brain. He sees the idea very clearly in ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 14, 2011 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How do you deal with a tight cashflow?

Our expert, Henry Ong, tells us how

Q: My current cash flow is tight, and my business, a small neighborhood restaurant, does not have enough money to pay all its creditors. Please help me decide which ones to pay first.A: When you are in a situation where business is ...

by Henry Ong  | August 05, 2011 11:00:00