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VCs Ask Men About the Future and Women About Failure, New St…

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Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » The world of venture capital, from who hands out the money to who receives most of it, skews male. According to research from Crunchbase last year, women make up ...

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What Is a Family Office and How Can It Help You Fund Your Bu…

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The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes One option for financing a small business that’s often overlooked is the family office. Family offices operate as private companies that manage investments and trusts for a high-net-worth family or group ...

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How to Prevent Your Software Startup From Running out of Gas…

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Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Launching a software startup has become as irresistible as an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet in a kindergarten classroom. Indeed, software startups are the “it” factor all entrepreneurs think of when they ...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Startup Capital…

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You could have an incredible idea for a new product, technology or business, but without capital, it will never be more than just an idea. Unless you have access to a pile of money that you have been saving for a rainy day, you have two options: You can attempt to bootstrap ...

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A Different Pathway to Startup Success: How to Avoid Taking …

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Editor’s Note: In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business — and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences on our hub. This week, we’re discussing Hoffman’s theory: You need to ...

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First Meeting With an Investor? These 5 Guidelines Will Help…

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As soon as I decided to leave the 9-to-5 grind for entrepreneurship, I started working toward starting a poultry business. Unfortunately, that business never saw the light of the day. Why? Lack of funds! Related: 13 Tips on How to Deliver a Pitch Investors Simply Can’t Turn Down From my feasibility studies, I ...

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5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner…

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When you write as much as I do you get barraged with people who want to partner with you. Most are hucksters who see that you have a capability that they lack and see the sales potential for it, although they don’t have any customers per se. Others think I have money that ...

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Entrepreneurs Don't See Business Financing the Way Lend…

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Starting a business is no easy feat. Many entrepreneurs are experts in the products and services they offer, but running a company requires a wide range of duties. This can include topics well beyond their expertise, such as making key decisions about securing business financing. To better understand how entrepreneurs feel ...

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4 New Ways to Self-Fund Your Startup…

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Self-funding, or bootstrapping a startup company, means different things to different people. To the Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur who just sold his company to Google for $100 million, bootstrapping is just writing yourself a big check. To the newer entrepreneur who is lucky enough to have some personal assets, it ...

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Successfully Making the Jump From Employee to Entrepreneur…

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My transition from employee to business owner has turned out very well, but the path wasn’t always so clear. While working toward my law degree, I clocked time as a legal intern. I quickly discerned I wasn’t quite cut out for the 9-to-5 lifestyle. It meant getting up early, rushing my prayers and rituals, ...

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