Business Plan Competitions, an Alternative Source of Capital

In this tough economic environment, aspiring entrepreneurs’ and current business owners are having difficulty securing capital for their business.  There are several alternative sources of financing than traditional financial institutions, but one alternative that gets overlooked are business plan competitions.  Unlike bank loans, this form of financing involves the least amount of risk to you and your […]

Successful Financing for Small Businesses

John Paglia, professor at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the methods a small business can use to obtain successful financing. Credit cards, as well as friends and family, have the highest success rates. Equity capital such as angel investors or venture capital have lower rates of success. Watch Paglia explain: Interested in learning […]

The Power of Knowledge for Small Businesses Before Seeking Capital

According to Professor John Paglia, Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, the top two issues that businesses face are economic uncertainty and access to capital.  The state of the economy has caused lenders to be more frugal with their lending and more cautious about whom they lend to.  Despite the state of the economy […]