Having a financial contingency plan is a must—not just for established small businesses, but also for businesses in the earliest stages of formation.

Funding a Business

How to Create a Financial Contingency Plan for Your Business

Having a financial contingency plan is a must—not just for established small businesses, but also for businesses in the earliest stages of formation. Here's how to easily create a financial contingency plan.

By Piers Ede |

Creating Financial Freedom: Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs

Achieving a degree of financial freedom is an ideal springboard to launching and growing your startup. Here's how to do it.

By Ahmad Ben |

5 Steps for Entrepreneurs with an Idea, but No Funding

Every business starts with an idea. But, what if you don't have funding to bring your idea to life? If that sounds like you, follow these five steps.

By Andrew Deen |

Give the Best Elevator Pitch Ever With a 3,000-Year-Old Technique

You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who could help your business get off the ground. What do you say? Take a cue from Aristotle, and try this persuasive speech technique.

By Jay Heinrichs |

How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

Private equity can be the infusion of cash you need to get your startup off the ground—but you run the risk of losing control of your business. Here's how to prevent this from happening.

By Rich McIver |

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

A great elevator speech can spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation—and maybe even a partnership or funding opportunity.

By Noah Parsons |

Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

Female founders have a hard time securing venture capital. Is the landscape improving—and why is VC funding so hard for women to get in the first place?

By Briana Morgaine |

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

Venture capital has always been elusive, but some say now more than ever. Is getting VC funding even possible? Let's find out.

By Bruce Hakutizwi |

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Having a financial contingency plan is a must—not just for established small businesses, but also for businesses in the earliest stages of formation.