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Keep Your Company from Signing with the Wrong People

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / February 7, 2013

The partnerships you make in your business can be your biggest blessing or your greatest curse; it just depends on how you approach them. By making the right alliances from the get-go – whether it’s a partner, employee, or supplier – you can save yourself lots of time, trouble, and money down the road. Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re thinking about signing on with…

50 VC and Angel Investors Every Young Entrepreneur Should Know

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 23, 2013

What’s the next big thing? There’s a good chance someone on this list is either starting it or funding it. The investors below have been a there as founders or investors for many of the companies that have shaped the internet  like Amazon, eBay, AOL, Paypal, Facebook, Twitter, Google and many more. These investors have had incredible success and are major players in the tech industry. Even if…

Does Age Affect the Amount of Money You Raise for Your Startup?

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 7, 2013

With so many young entrepreneurs bursting into the tech startup scene, it can sometimes seem that age is no longer a factor when gaining investor support for your business. As a young entrepreneur myself, I disagree. Being a young business owner has clear pros and cons. By understanding and being aware of how your age can both help and hurt your chances for attracting investors, you will be…

3 Tips to Saving Money After College

by / ⠀Funding / January 4, 2013

As a recent college graduate, earning a salary, I had to learn on the fly on how to effectively save money. Fortunately, I was able to listen to the vague advice from my Dad who instructed me to “save my money”. Those who need a little more direction than that can read this article for some useful advice on how to successfully save money in the real world.…

How To Supplement Your Income While You Work On Your Home Business

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 3, 2013

If you’ve made the leap from nine-to-five to working from home, with enough backup capital to keep your enterprise going during that indefinite start-up period, then congratulations are in order. You’re prepared, you’re grounded, you’re relaxed and, largely, you’re fictional. Most home businesses are, to put it charitably, under-funded. Even if you’ve planned well and saved admirably, in most cases there’s simply no way of knowing how long…

How to Price Your New Product Right

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 3, 2013

When you are new to the marketplace, pricing your product or service is an important and many-layered process. You don’t want to over-price and scare off customers, but you also don’t want to underprice and send a message that your service is cheap. Your customers are smart enough to know that they usually get what they pay for. Take pricing extremely seriously, and take your time with it.…

My Life, My Money: How to Control Your Personal Economy

by / ⠀Funding / December 30, 2012

In these uncertain economic times, it is tempting to blame your financial situation on the economy, especially when the news continually floods the airways with negativity. Although media pundits and financial experts would like us to believe otherwise, you can’t control the overall economy, and contrary to popular opinion, neither can politicians. What you can control, however, is what I like to call your personal economy – that…

It’s Never Too Early for Young Professionals to Start Building Wealth

by / ⠀Funding / December 26, 2012

For many young professionals, building wealth may seem like a topic geared more towards those who are planning for retirement instead of those who are in the early stages of a career. However, it’s never too early to start accumulating wealth. In fact, the earlier you start, the better off you’re going to be. Investors today have a huge array of investment options. Many of these options can…

Is Your Bank Committed to Your Small Business?

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / November 18, 2012

Despite benefitting from a low cost of capital, your enterprise is still burdened by higher costs to finance its inventory, its capital expenditures and most importantly, its receivables. Why is this happening? Well, in this economy customer demand is down, and customer bankruptcies are up. Both increase your costs of financing, and both impact your cash flow. However, there’s something far more important to be concerned with: whether…

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