Published: January 26, 2017, 2:45 am
3 Reasons Why A Business Loan Is Good For Your Start-Up
If you are only getting started in business, financing could be your biggest dilemma. Even if you have the best business idea that you are certain will turn into cash, without capital it can be impossible to get it started. Of course, you have probably read somewhere that something like 90% start-ups fail, but don’t let that deter you. Most times a business will fail from lack of capital so get a handle on that and be a member of the 10% that succeed club.
Equity or Debt?
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Published: September 22, 2016, 8:00 pm
The answer to that question can be summed up with one word: No. However, there are a lot of factors to consider.
This context is what defines the recommendation that you do not pitch those venture capital firms that have already invested in a direct competitor.
Here are a few reasons why you should look elsewhere for funding or further explore whether or not there might be some opportunity to work together.
There Might Be a Conflict of Interest
It is a conflict of interest for the VC and they have a fiduciary responsibility to the company they have already (Read more...
Published: June 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
As the year continues to unfold, excitement continues to build around the "next big startup."
A startup by definition is a young company just beginning to develop a product or service with a scalable business model.
To really catapult a new company from the ground up, it demands a deep understanding on how to fund this new venture and what kinds industries are thriving within the world of startups.
Billions of dollars are invested in startups in the United States each year. The latest startup investment reported by Seekingalpha.com for the first quarter for 2016 was $14.6 billion, which (Read more...
Published: November 2, 2015, 1:37 am
On Friday, the SEC approved equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors in a 3-1 vote. This is the true equity crowdfunding from the JOBS Act of 2012 known as Title III. Given it has been more than three years to get the final rules approved, I wasn’t sure this would ever happen.
The new rules go into effect in 180 days, so there will be time to fully digest them, but here is a primer that may help you decide whether Title III equity crowdfunding is right for you.
Before the SEC approved the rules, crowdfunding was allowed when (Read more...