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10 08-2012

Interview: Shawn Morey, CEO & Founder Paid to Play Media

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 August 10th, 2012|

We were very excited to interview Shawn Morey, CEO and Founder of Paid to Play Media.  Morey started his business ventures while working to obtain an education, so time management was a constant issue.  The Santa Barbara native moved to the Los Angeles area to attend school at Woodbury University for his undergraduate degree in Business Finance with [...]

2 08-2012

Is Your Start-Up Fit for an Incubator?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 August 2nd, 2012|

You are ready to start your business.  Your planning has been completed.  Now, you want to take your start-up to the next step.  Many entrepreneurs just go at it alone with no mentors and no help.  While this works for a few, some start-ups need a little help to get up on their feet.  This [...]

27 07-2012

Cash Flow Problems…Time to Collect

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 July 27th, 2012|

Financing your business can be a tedious, time-consuming, and frustrating task.  Banks might be turning you down.  Angel investors are not willing to invest.  Your company is in need of cash flow and nobody is willing to offer it.  But have you looked at your accounts receivable yet?  Outside financing may not even be needed if [...]

24 07-2012

Can You Get by with Bootstrapping?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 July 24th, 2012|

What is one important thing a business needs to survive?  The answer is obvious...money.  If you are like other entrepreneurs, you have thought about how to obtain these funds.  There are banks, angel investors, credit unions, and the SBA.  But before you go asking for funding, ask yourself, do I really need to get outside funding?  Can I make [...]

23 07-2012

Diving Into the Start-Up Trenches

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|

Not knowing what it takes to start a company can be the reason an entrepreneur is not able to obtain funding from investors and financial institutions.  There are a variety of ways you can educate yourself about starting up a business.  You can take classes, get a mentor, or read a million articles online.  But, why [...]

11 07-2012

Writing a Solid Business Plan Pays

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 July 11th, 2012|

A business plan is one of the most important documents to have when asking for financing. While writing a business plan may be time-consuming and tedious, it is an excellent tool to help you and others understand your company.  It is the document that describes your product/service, where your company is at, and where you want it [...]

28 06-2012

Corporate Venture Capital Funding

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 June 28th, 2012|

What is Corporate Venture Capital Funding? Corporate venture capital funding should not be confused with venture capital funding; while it is similar there are distinct differences.  Unlike venture capital firms, who are typically privately financed and funded, corporate venture capital funding is financing provided by larger corporations looking to expand through external business entities. When companies [...]

21 06-2012

Walking Through the Valley of Death with the SBA

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 June 21st, 2012|

A well-known term in the venture industry, "Valley of Death," can be a financial nightmare for early-stage startups, especially for those that depend on large amounts of funding to bring products to the market.  Companies highly invested in developing innovative technology and products are those that tend to suffer the consequences of this "Valley of Death."  So, what is this canyon [...]

15 06-2012

The Startup Act 2.0 – What it Means for the Small Business Community

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:26+00:00 June 15th, 2012|

On May 22, 2012, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran, Mark Warner, Marco Rubio, and Chris Coons introduced a bipartisan economic growth plan called the StartUp Act 2.0, which is an extension to the original StartUp Act and JOBS Act.  This act works to fix the problem of the United States' inability to retain foreign entrepreneurs, who could possibly [...]

11 06-2012

From Start-Up to Being Listed as a Fortune 500 Company – How Did They Do It?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:27+00:00 June 11th, 2012|

Companies listed on the Fortune 500 did not magically generate billions of dollars over night.  Some of these businesses may have been created by people who were already well established and had an endless amount of funds.  Other companies started with little to nothing when it first started and became so successful as to be featured in the [...]