Funding a Business

More borrowing

I guess it’s a day to talk about borrowing. Here’s another startup that’s formalizing the marketplace for person-to-person borrowing and lending. If you need funds to get your business going, this could be a place to look. Link: Prosper

By Noah Parsons |

Borrowing money to get started

Not everyone starting a business get’s VC money. Infact, very few do. For the rest of us, borrowing money from the bank or friends and family is how we start our businesses. A new company on the block helps borrowers and lenders formalize that relationship:LoanBack In some ways, it’s very similar to Circle Lending which...

By Noah Parsons |

The Art of Bootstrapping

Here’s a must-read post from Guy Kawasaki on The Art of Bootstrapping. If you’re starting a business, read this. Actually, if you’re starting a business, you should be reading Guy’s blog. Period.

By Noah Parsons |

Approach and negotiation are key to raising capital – 2005-04-18

Excellent article over at BizJournals.com about raising capital from VCs. Link: Approach and negotiation are key to raising capital. A note that I would like to add is that business plan competitions can be an excellent venue to get in front of VCs, or at least people who probably have connections to VCs. A competition...

By Noah Parsons |

SBA loan program fix

The troubled SBA 7(a) loan program had been revived by legislation passed by congress last night. Previously, loans had been limited to $750,000 and it had been reported that the entire loan program was on an “indefinite holiday.” The new changes include: 1) lifting the $750,000 loan cap and allows combination or “piggyback” loans 2)...

By Noah Parsons |

Start-up Costs Table

I’m working on a tool for understanding how the standard start-up table breaks down into money raised and money spent, with money raised less money spent determining the opening balance. That’s posted at my site at timberry.com as bpwstartup.swf. It’s a small file, less than 150K, so it should load quickly. It uses the Flash...

By Tim Berry |

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