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Investor Search Mistakes To Avoid

Small business capital comes from three primary sources: 1. Profits left in the business; 2. Debt, like a bank loan; 3. Equity investment. For most small businesses the third source is, and has been the founder’s investment. In recent years, this option has become more robust and multi-faceted in the form of outside investors, whether venture capital, angel investors, and even with crowdfunding. The challenge is developing a capitalization strategy that matches the right sources with the short and long-term ...

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3 Key Reasons a High Valuation could kill your Startup

A major problem that many startups encounter when they embark on the capital raising process is to have a high valuation that scares investors away. There are three key reasons this will become a problem for you. The 3 key reasons are: 1. Investor will not take a meeting, or if they do, they will not take another and they will have lost a lot of respect for you as a founder. First impressions last and a first impression of ...

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Top 10 Lies of Entrepreneurs (and Investors)

Read these two sets of top ten lies: one of entrepreneurs and one of investors, so that you know what not to say and what not to believe. Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs 1. “Our projections are conservative.” 2. “Jupiter says our market will be $50 billion in ten years.” 3. “Several Fortune 500 companies are set to do business with us.” 4. “No one else can do what we’re doing.” 5. “Hurry up because other investors are about to ...

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