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Infographic: What's the best small business funding for you?

Infographic: What's the best small business funding for you? | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

SmallBusinessHeroes.co.uk has put together this nifty comparison table with the key considerations for each form of funding.

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Maybe a little over simplified, but this infographic gives a basic understanding of different funding methods. Good overview to help you make up your mind.

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A VC: Maximizing Runway Can Minimize Success

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Less Money for Lean Startups is the Way to Success, according to Fred Wilson.

Runway is the amount of time you have until you run out of cash. Or until you raise another round. Or until you can get the business self sustaining/profitable. Runway is survival. And so everyone in the startup world is...


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:25 PM

I must agree with that. Once you can prove that managing less money and better results is what you do, you will have a better chance at success. The avalanche of money that some startups get from some VC's is ridiculous. Less for more.


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Courting bank funding

Courting bank funding | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
How do you make your business simply irresistible to a bank manager?
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Excellent article to learn what banks want to hear from their clients.

Of course, the business plan is central again. Start with a good business plan template.

Free Business Plan Template:    https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/freebptemplate/gt4045/

If you have a little more time, check this presentation from Dave Lavinsky, president of Growthink, the company that offers many tools for startups, this one is specifically aimed at succeeding in obtaining a loan from the bank: https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/loanguide/gt4045/

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Real Business - Crowdfunding: what it's really all about

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Crowdfunding has the potential to become a valuable source of business funding. Can the model break into mainstream finance?
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Some interesting comments in this article. Making it real!


Basics for Crowdfunding: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/crowdfunding-startups.html

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What are the early symptoms that a startup is going to fail?

What are the early symptoms that a startup is going to fail? | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 29): I'm sure there are plenty more out there, but I look for these:

1. No demonstrated user need. For example, consider 3D movies and TV.
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

This is a question on Quora with some great answers, very informative for startups, much to learn here. Please discuss.


Do you still need to write that business plan? Start at least with a 'Free Business Plan Template': http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html



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US urged to foster startups

US urged to foster startups | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

When Twitter raised $1.8 billion in one of the largest initial public offerings last year, investors and entrepreneurs celebrated.Twitter’s public reception provided more capital for it to grow and add workers, stimulating the economy. It will create wealth for many more shareholders if the company continues to grow over time. And, coming a year after Facebook’s IPO, Twitter’s successful offering primes investors’ enthusiasm for future tech companies’ offerings.But Twitter’s achievement highlights something missing in the U.S. economy: Why aren’t there more Twitters?

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Good point, the government needs to know how and where to stimulate the economy, and what better place to do that than with startups?

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How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic

How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic | Pitch it! | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how funding works for a hypothetical startup splitting equity with angel investors, venture capitalists and IPO.
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Great chart, says it all. Thanks Anna Vital.





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www.Business-Funding-Insider.com  Your site for information about funding, investors, free business plan templates, free llistings.


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12 of the Hardest Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask You - AlleyWatch

12 of the Hardest Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask You - AlleyWatch | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Fundraising?  Make sure you know how to answer some of the toughest questions VCs will throw at you..
 




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10 Myths about Startups

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There are some prevalent myths and preconceived notions about startups that are simply not true. Here's 10 of them.
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Great article, every startup should read this, it will at least make you think.


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