5 Creative Ways to Raise Money (Without Giving up Equity)

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / June 20, 2012

We started Arden Reed, a custom menswear company, with only our savings. After a few months of operating, our cash had dwindled down to a few thousand dollars.  We had people knocking on our doors to invest and we still do, but we wanted to retain our equity for as long as possible. The founder of Maxim Magazine, Felix Dennis, once said, “Never, never, never, never hand over…

5 Tips for Crowdsourcing Your Next Launch

by / ⠀Funding / March 19, 2012

With the growing popularity of crowdsourcing and the government’s efforts (as they may be) with regard to regulation of crowdfunding platforms, you may be considering using crowdfunding to finance your next startup venture. I am an advocate for crowdfunding (and am co-developing a campaign to launch at the end of next month); however, as an IP lawyer, I think there are a few key points that need to…

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