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

Funding a Business

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 |

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2019]

To make the best impression on banks and investors, your plan should be presented using the standard business plan outline format. This guide gives you an outline to follow and explains what each section should entail.

By Tim Berry |

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