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10 Red Flags: Reasons Investors Run from a Startup Opportunity

Whether you are looking for an investor or an investment opportunity, knowing the red flags of an investment can help you to make an informed decision. Continue reading

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Incubator or Accelerator, Which Is Right For You?

Business incubators and accelerators seem to be cropping up all over the country. Known for guiding new businesses in their early stages, these programs/resources offer things such as business support, office space and mentors to young businesses in order to … Continue reading

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Debt vs. Equity – Which Type of Financing is Right for Your Business?

In a previous post, Funding Options for Early Stage Companies, we briefly examined the various funding sources entrepreneurs can pursue for their startup. However, debt and equity financing are two of the most common types of financing that small businesses … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Maximizing Networking Opportunities

Whether you are job-seeking, looking for mentors or simply interested in forming new connections, you’ve heard time and time again how important it is to network and attend industry events. However, are you networking effectively, and maximizing your time at … Continue reading

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How to Deal with an Unhappy Customer

Despite your best intentions, not every customer is going to be happy. Eventually, someone is going to have a problem. While you can’t go back in time and prevent what caused the issue, there are several tactics for dealing with … Continue reading

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10 Quick Tips for Revamping Your Small Business Website

Many startups focus on creating a website for their small business, but have a tendency to neglect it over time. A website is one of the most important sales tools for converting prospects into customers. Thankfully, it doesn’t take hours … Continue reading

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What Kind of Leader are You?

People often use the terms management and leadership interchangeably. This is especially true for start-up businesses, where the founder must be leader, manager, office administrator and head of operations all at once.  But when it comes to leadership, small businesses … Continue reading

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8 Common Startup Myths

The Loch Ness Monster. Unicorns. Bigfoot. The Garage Entrepreneur. We’ve all heard of these mythical creatures. Sometimes they serve to explain the unexplainable. At other times, these figures are used to inspire and motivate. As an entrepreneur, when you hear … Continue reading

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Funding Options for Early-Stage Companies

One of the most significant decisions an entrepreneur must face is how to fund their startup. With a number of options available, it is important to know the benefits of each in order to determine the best approach, because what … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Pivot?

The term “pivot” became part of the entrepreneur’s vernacular after being introduced in Eric Ries’ best-selling book The Lean Startup. Used to describe how startups change the direction of their business in order to survive, this term is most often … Continue reading

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