Alternative Lenders vs. Banks

Alternative Lenders vs. Banks

In recent months there has been an influx of startups that offer alternative sources of financing. Marketed to small businesses and individuals, these alternative lenders exist largely online and promote a quick application process. While these companies may provide access to funds for those who may otherwise face denial from banks, they typically offer different terms which clients may or may not find favorable. That’s […]

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What is an ICO? Is it Better Than Raising Venture Money? Is It Better Than an IPO?

What is an ICO? Is it Better Than Raising Venture Money? Is It Better Than an IPO?

Startup funds are essential for any new entrepreneurial endeavor, but raising those funds comes with trade offs. ICOs are newer and come with a long slate of unknowns. For some startups, however, it might be the best way for them to get an influx of much-needed cash. The turbulent track record of ICOs, however, demonstrate it is not always the ideal route for funding. What […]

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Protecting to Your Startup Hustle

Protecting to Your Startup Hustle

When your business is first sprouting its wings and gaining steam, the last thing you probably want to think about is insurance. If it were up to you, you’d be focused on nothing more than continuing that growth and making sure your business reaches its full potential. Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world—and for founders, insurance is a necessary evil to protect your growing […]

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Top 5 Tips for Prepping Your Exit Strategy (Experts Never Forget #2)

Top 5 Tips for Prepping Your Exit Strategy (Experts Never Forget #2)

  When you start a company and are deep in the day-to-day operations, exit strategies might not be top of your to-do list. However, having a strategy in place is always a wise decision for business founders and entrepreneurs at any stage of the game. By having an exit strategy in place, you will have done your homework and will be prepared with a framework […]

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Top 5 Tips for Picking the Right Accounting Software (Don’t miss #4)

Top 5 Tips for Picking the Right Accounting Software (Don’t miss #4)

  Founders, at the earliest stages of their businesses, have a number of high leverage decisions to make.  As these relate to their bookkeeping and accounting, those decisions include deciding on the type of accounting method to abide by, as well as the specific accounting software they’ll trust to get the job done. There are many inherent tradeoffs  that come along with making these decisions—and […]

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7 Key Considerations When Building Your Finance Team (Start w/ #4)

7 Key Considerations When Building Your Finance Team (Start w/ #4)

While there may be no universal answer to the question “When it is the right time any given company needs to hire a Chief Financial Officer”, the truth remains that businesses of all sizes can benefit from the guidance a CFO can bring to the table. From startups to large corporations, these professionals combine financial expertise with growth strategies to help companies maximize their profits […]

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Top 10 Must-Knows for Raising Venture Capital (Don’t Miss #3!)

Top 10 Must-Knows for Raising Venture Capital (Don’t Miss #3!)

For early-stage companies and entrepreneurs just starting out, securing fundraising is key. At the same time, the process of scoping out investors and pitching business plans to venture capitalists can be overwhelming, daunting, and downright exhausting. Founders of start-up companies, however, can benefit from keeping some key venture capital investing and fundraising insights in mind. We sat down with Mark Peter Davis, Serial Entrepreneur and […]

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Applying Principles of Diwali to Business

Applying Principles of Diwali to Business

Applying Principles of Diwali to Business I want to wish a Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating today. For those of you that aren’t, Diwali is a “Festival of Lights” celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world. Customs include magnificent firework displays, decorating one’s home with candles and colorful lights, as well as eating delicious home-cooked food. These traditions are meant to signify the triumph of good over […]

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Serial Entrepreneurs: Avoid Hero Syndrome and Outsource

Serial Entrepreneurs: Avoid Hero Syndrome and Outsource

Know When & How to Outsource The Right Way Founders are always crunched for time. Always. The difference between “making it” and not is often, time management; prioritizing tasks so you can complete the most important action items first, and then get to the less critical ones later. However, sometimes there isn’t enough time to get to everything. You only realize this once you start […]

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The Single Quote That Is the Basis On How To Bootstrap Your Startup

The Single Quote That Is the Basis On How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Don’t buy something if you can buy it second hand, don’t buy it second hand if you can lease it, don’t lease it if you can rent it, don’t rent it if you can borrow it, don’t borrow it if you can salvage it, don’t salvage it if somebody can give it to you for free, don’t get it for free unless somebody can pay […]

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