Raising Capital


Venture Capital vs Bootstrapping: How Does the Difference Play Out?

Understanding the differences between venture capital and bootstrapping can help you make important decisions for your company's future.

5 Signs Your Startup’s Team Is Ready for Investment

If you're looking to use investors' money for your startup, you and your team better be prepared. Learn how to tell when you're ready to pitch investors.

Equity Crowdfunding: Lessons From the Field

Raising money is time intensive, but marketing your offering through equity crowdfunding can shorten the process. Read equity crowdfunding lessons.

Should You Seek Investment, Incur Debt or Bootstrap?

Starting a business is no easy task, and how you fund it is very important. Learn about your three options and the pros and cons of each funding position.

5 Common Mistakes Companies Make When Seeking Financing

Learn about how to be prepared when you need money or funding for your business, whether loans or equity, such as knowing your options and having the right tools.

Understanding DPOs: Should Your Small Business Go Public?

"Going public" doesn't have to mean heading to Wall Street. Small-business owners of any size can now use direct public offerings (DPOs) to sell ownership stakes.

How to Raise Venture Capital

Appearances Count When it Comes to Pitching Investors

If you're an entrepreneur looking for investment money for your startup, pitching investors is crucial. Learn how to put your best foot forward.

VIDEO: When Fundraising for Your Business, One Size Doesn't Fit All

8 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Refining Your Pitch

Do you need funding for you startup? Learn why your investor pitch should always be up to date and how it can help you get the capital you need.

Which Shark on “Shark Tank” Should You Swim With?

Expert Geri Stengel breaks down why getting investor money is not all about the cash. See why strategy and expertise can turn a good deal into a great one.

12 different ways to fund your new business

When banks won't loan you money, you may need to think outside the box when it comes to funding. Here are 12 unique and creative ways to fund your small business.

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