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What Angel Investors Are Looking for When Funding a Start Up

13 Apr, 2017 / Comments:Comments Off on What Angel Investors Are Looking for When Funding a Start Up / By admin

When you’re trying to start a new business, your options for funding can be limited, and it can be hard to accumulate the money you need to get your feet off the ground. A popular option for those just getting started is to seek help from an angel investor. Angel investors are wealthy, experienced, businessmen and women who are looking for an opportunity to invest and be involved with new businesses. Every year, they are approached by numerous hopefuls, and turn down a good portion of them. Understanding

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Low Cost Franchises You Can Start for $5000 or Less

22 Dec, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Low Cost Franchises You Can Start for $5000 or Less / By admin

Starting a business does not have to be expensive. Today you can purchase many franchises for under $5,000. The benefits of purchasing a business already in existence are numerous. You receive a successful business model with a plan that works, enabling you to make the most out of your investment. There are hundreds of opportunities out there, but here are a few businesses you can start today.   Jazzercise Jazzercise is the popular exercise program that started in 1977. Judi Sheppard Missett

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10 of the Best Places in America to Start Your New Business

21 Jul, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on 10 of the Best Places in America to Start Your New Business / By admin

It is not enough to have a great idea to start a business – you have to find the right place to start that business if you want to reach success. As a part of your research into your target audience, you need to figure out where that audience is located. Here is a list of 10 of the best places in America to start most businesses.   Austin, Texas With a population of 1.7 million, Texas is known for everything “big.” The funny thing is that this city is comprised of a great number of small,

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6 Failure Points for Startups to Avoid

05 Apr, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on 6 Failure Points for Startups to Avoid / By admin

Studies show that only half of new businesses make it through the first five years successfully. Those are some scary statistics if you are just starting out. How do you prevent yourself from becoming a part of the half that does not make it? You can start by avoiding these six failure points.   1.  Not Offering a Unique Opportunity Copying what is already out there is not going to make you the “next big thing.” You need to be unique. This does not mean that you cannot capitalize on a great

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Traits to Look for When Hiring Your Startups Leadership Team

22 Mar, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Traits to Look for When Hiring Your Startups Leadership Team / By admin

Ask any founder of a startup and they’ll tell you that the success of their company primarily relies on putting together a rock solid leadership team to stand behind them. To give your startup the best chance of achieving greatness, you must have people behind you whom you can fully rely on and who believe in your mission. When just getting started, a strong leadership team is the building blocks to your startup’s success, but how exactly do you pick the right people to be on your staff? Let’s

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Top 7 Things Investors Look at Before Investing in a Startup

16 Feb, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Top 7 Things Investors Look at Before Investing in a Startup / By admin

Starting up your business typically takes many resources, aside from those you can provide. You might have the idea, but without the funds, it is impossible to get things going. The good news is that there are investors out there looking to fund startups, but you have to have the right tools and plans in order for them to consider your business.   1.  Business Plan You have to look serious about your business, which means starting with a business plan. This should be in writing and include

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Most Creative Ways to Finance your Startup

20 Jan, 2016 / Comments:Comments Off on Most Creative Ways to Finance your Startup / By admin

If you have the “next best idea” to create a booming business, the only other thing you need is the capital to start. This is the stumbling block for many people that do not have adequate liquid assets to get things going. Luckily, outside of savings accounts and personal loans, there are many creative ways to get the funds you need and to let the world see your true potential. Sell your Product Before You Have It This might sound risky, but if you have a product that creates excitement in anyone

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