NY EXPO 2012 Review

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Events , Reviews

The New York Xpo for Business opened today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The exhibit booths offered a wide range of products and services, while in the seminar rooms were potent sessions with lots of good take-away knowledge. The XPO this year was extended for a second day, so you can still attend on Thursday May 3rd from 9am to 5pm. A networking after-party occurs at 6pm.

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Business Events in NYC for May

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Events

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there may be times that you might feel as thought the resources you need are difficult to find, or worse, not available.  This can leave leave you feeling as though you’re going it alone. However, there are several events chock-full of resources that I highly recommend, and I’ve listed them below. If you can’t attend, I will be there and posting a report on them in early to mid May.

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Business Plans; Contruction

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Business

Business plans are like a good speech. They make a captivating opening statement, supports that statement, and then make a strong closing. Here is a summary of what that entails. Before you read how to build the plan, make sure to read Part 1, What To Know about business plans.

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Types of Startup Funding

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

There are several types of investors to consider when raising funds for your startup business. These include, Angels, Venture Capital, and Debt financing, to name a few. Learn what you need and how to approach them.

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Private Investors

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

With a well written business plan completed, it’s time to get your startup funded. (Published in Examiner Magazine) While there are many types of funding sources you can, and should, pursue, you might just find the underwriter you need close to home. Talk initially with friends and family. They know you; they trust you, so all you have to do is sell the idea, not yourself. No never means no. As an entrepreneur you need to continually talk up your business idea. If friends and/or family won’t, or can’t invest, they may […]

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