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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Business Plans; What To Know

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

If you had an idea that would change the world, or at the very least change the way certain aspects of business or civilization were conducted – say with a new scientific or technological breakthrough –, and the concept had some valid basis, like a theoretical formula or successful test,  for example, then you might be able to raise development capital with nothing more than that idea written on a napkin. Anything less however, is going to require a business plan, or, at the minimum an executive summary. Which [of […]

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More Than a Good Idea

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

So you have a great idea for a new business? It’s innovative, new and has unlimited potential?  Great! Join the club.  Virtually everyone at some point in their life comes up with an idea for what they believe would make a great business. Of those, only a handful actually transcend the dreaming stage and are actively pursued.  And of those, sadly, only a small percentage are successful. Taking an idea in theory and converting it to an actual ongoing day-to-day business operation is a mighty task. Then again, if it […]

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Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Insights , Music

Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal is a combination of knowing when the timing is right, and having a strategy when that time arrives: luck has little to do with it.

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