Funding a Business

How to Separate Your Small Business and Personal Finances

If you're starting a business, it's important to separate your business finances and personal finances early on. Here's why, and how to do it.


A Guide to Early Fundraising for New Businesses

Whether you’re a private company looking for funding, or a growth-stage company looking to be listed on a public exchange, early investment is critical.


Ask Yourself These 5 Things Before You Seek Angel Investment

Not all businesses are good candidates for angel investment. If you're wondering how to get angel investment, ask yourself these 5 questions first.


10 Tips for Finding Outside Investors for Your Business

Do you know how to get outside funding? Here are 10 tips to maximize your chances of success and figure out what kind of funding is best for your business.


Why Bootstrapping Might Be the Best Way to Fund Your Startup

Most startup funding resources focus on getting investment or loans—but the reality is that the majority of startups are bootstrapped. Here's what bootstrapping looks like, why it's a good thing for startups, and where the money actually comes from.


How to Ask Family and Friends to Fund Your Business

Considering asking your friends and family to help fund a business? Many small businesses and startups turn to family and friends for funding. To do so successfully (and without damaging the relationship in the process), you'll want to follow these tips.


5 Things Startups Can Learn From Angel Investors

Angel investors can teach you a lot about what it takes to start a successful business. Whether you're seeking angel investment or just looking to grow a better, stronger business, they're people worth listening to—and here's their best advice for startups.


The 7 Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch [With Video]

A solid elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals—and it needs to cover these 7 things. If you're pitching investors or building a pitch deck, here's how to make sure you've covered the essentials.


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