Can You Afford to Become an Entrepreneur?

Can You Afford to Become an Entrepreneur? According to Megan Darmody of Siege Media: “As a busy entrepreneur who’s building your business from the ground up, you’re likely to face some ups and downs. And that’s regardless of what industry you’re in. There are hurdles in any aspect of business. But what’s most important is […]

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Resources for Women and Minority Business Owners

Although these observations by the National Women’s Business Council refer specifically to female business owners, they are equally applicable to minority business owners: “Like all entrepreneurs, women business owners face many challenges in making their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.  Some of the challenges faced by women may be specific to women, due to the historical […]

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Financing a Startup Through Crowdfunding

In the June 2013, Inc., there is an excellent article, including an insightful chart, on financing a startup through crowdfunding. Click on the image for a larger version.    

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Crowdfunding: An Opportunity Or a Big Risk?

Small firms, including many start-ups, need financial backing beyond their own financial resources. Today, through the Internet, such companies have access to a rather new phenomenon known as “crowdfunding”. This enables them to raise more money than than the traditional loan structure has allowed — with fewer restrictions. As described at Mashable: “Crowdfunding (alternately crowd […]

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