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A Short Guide to Business Funding for The New Entrepreneur

Funding is absolutely critical for any budding entrepreneur and new business. Unless you’re already a millionaire, your new business venture is going to need at least some funding, be it from external investors or from people you already know such as family or friends. This post will give a brief overview of some of the forms of funding available for all you up-and-coming entrepreneurs. A good, detailed business plan is the key to securing quality funding from good sources. If potential investors can see that you have a good business plan, they will be much more willing to lend you money.…

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Tips for Getting Money to Keep Your Small Business Running

Small businesses have always struggled to stay afloat, but in today’s tough economy when corporations seem to be the only businesses that are actually doing well, it’s even harder to keep a small business running. That’s why a lot of business owners eventually end up giving up and closing up shop, no matter how much they would rather remain open. The struggle simply becomes too much to bear and impossible to overcome. If you’re a small business owner who’s struggling to make ends meet and keep your company going, continue reading for some of the ways that you can pump a bit of extra money into your organization in order to make important changes to advance your business and stay open.…

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The Government’s Failure to Engage Small Businesses

There has been much dissent about the federal government’s involvement in small business. Small business engagement has been a concern since the federal government failed to meet its contracting goals. There is a need to develop programs to help small businesses remain afloat. Small businesses should be aware of how this change will affect their business and what they need to do going forward. Here’s what small business owners may need to know. Dollars Allocated to Engage Small Businesses in Fiscal 2012 In the fiscal year of 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) states that only 22.25 percent of federal contracting dollars or $89.9 billion was allocated to help engage small businesses meet their contracting goals.…

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WISH I WAS HERE Crowdfunding Project Rakes in $1,5 Million in Just Hours

I’ve covered about how Veronica Mars movie were raising $3 million in 2 days (the project closed with the film raked in $5.7 million in funding.) Following the successfully crowdfunded film, “Wish I Was Here” proves that, once more, crowdfunding is THE way to get anything funded: The narrative film, directed by Zach Braff, rakes in $1,5 millions in just hours after it was launched. The $2 million goal is just a couple of steps away. Wow. I personally think that Zach’s movie will be funded more than Veronica Mars.…

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Top 10 Tips on How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Entrepreneurs: Learn why you should tap into the $4 billion U.S. crowdfunding market and how to actually launch a successful crowdfunding project. Headaches in raising capital for your small business and startup? Try crowdfunding. Entrepreneurs have proven that it can give you competitive amount of funding vs. other funding sources, and the market will continue to grow significantly, according to a recent paper released in January 2013. Conducted by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, the research indicates that the U.S.…

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Phenomenal: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Project has Raised $3 Million in Just 2 Days

Yep – we have entered the new age of crowdfunding. Sure, crowdfunding has been around for some time, but the Veronica Mars Movie Project, was launched on Kickstarter on March 13, 2013 and has raised over $3 million in just 2 days, has set the new bar – and silence naysayers who insist that crowdfunding is a fad. Ready to journey into the phenomenon? Read on. The media buzzes that the movie will pioneer a new era of movie development. “What about it?,” I thought… Well, as someone who doesn’t really watch US TV drama since Friends (I know, I know… lame…) I have no idea who Veronica Mars is.…

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How Being Quirky can Get Your Tech Startup Funding: Learn from Shota Ishiwatari

I love to visit crowdfunding site Kickstarter… for many reasons. To name a few, I like to know what inventors, artists and entrepreneurs are up to these days; knowing what interest people to back a particular project; getting some ideas for me to predict trends and try to use them to kickstart a mini project myself in the world I am familiar with – websites and web tools. On Kickstarter, I usually hang around visiting technology projects, simply because I have keen interest in everything-tech.…

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10 Small Business Funding Ideas that Work

The thing about starting and running a business whether big or small is that, more often than not, you will need to look for finance to help you turn your ideas into reality. Here are some funding options you can consider… 1. Family and Friends Classic and a bit cliche; however, I recommend tapping these sources first as they might be more willing to listen to and invest in your ideas and ventures. We are not suggesting you to borrow from them because you can take repaying lightly but you could request for a lower rate of interest.…