Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

20 Essential Tools for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Katie Lundin | May 12th, 2017

Every year, there are many entrepreneurs who start new businesses. And, of course, there are many others who never quite achieve lift-off. What differentiates the entrepreneurs who act from the dreamers who never try? Chances are good that the perceived barriers to entry are just too intimidating to overcome. According to a 2015 Gallup report, […]

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Thoughts on being a startup in Chicago: 3 tips for entrepreneurs

Mike | January 25th, 2010

In March, Ross and I will be hosting a talk at South by Southwest; it’s called “Third Coast: How to be a Startup Outside of Silicon Valley.”  We have been thinking a lot about this lately and discussing the challenges we have faced on our own path. When we first conceived of the idea that […]

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Thoughts for small businesses and startups on raising capital

Mike | October 6th, 2009 3831066810_c2e5d53c9a-300x225.jpg

So you have a great idea, right? You’ve written a fantastic business plan, researched the market extensively, have a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, and have a watertight financial model that shows how you can reach profitability even in the worst-case scenario. Now it’s time to get out there and find your funding. Easy, […]

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Start-up Tip: Ten Suggestions For Raising Start-up Capital From Angels

Ross Kimbarovsky | September 17th, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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