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The 5 Critical Things You Need to Raise Capital

Many first time entrepreneurs want to know the same thing – what does it really take to raise capital for a startup business? The following video summarizes my answer as a primer on the subject.

The Core of Funding Success

We talk about many subjects when it comes to raising business capital, but there are three core issues around which funding success revolves. The more you can demonstrate strength in these areas, the easier it will be for you to get the funding you need on the most favorable terms.

Lean Startups

What’s the ideal way to fund a new business or grow an existing one? How about having customers provide all the necessary capital.

Lone Wolf or Winning Team

A collaborative effort between entrepreneurs and experts in the capitalization process saves time, properly prepares entrepreneurs for the rigors of raising capital, and leverages the experience of successful capitalization veterans.

Smart Money and You

Imagine for a moment you’re a hungry entrepreneur who needs capital to launch or grow an exciting business. You finally connect with an angel investor that’s really interested in your deal! The angel looks you in the eye and asks, “Are you looking for smart or dumb money?”

Myth Busting – The $100,000,000 Startup

Comparatively few companies achieve $100 million in 5 years. Here’s what you need to know, and what you should do about it.

A Harsh Reality

Some small businesses don’t deserve to survive. Here’s a smart way to avoid the pain and loss associated with failure.

93 Percent of Business Funding

While aspiring entrepreneurs can learn much from angel investors and venture capitalists about getting funded, 93 percent of small business funding comes from somewhere else. Somewhere that shares key viewpoints of high profile investors, but also takes many other issues into account. Things that are usually much more favorable to business owners.