4 02-2014

Small Business Loans versus Equity: Which is right for your business?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 4th, 2014|

Though we’ve written on both topics—small business loans extensively—we’ve never put small business loans and equity head to head for small business owners to compare which might better suit their needs. While equity is often referred as the more prestigious form of startup or growing capital, small business loans have certain strengths that might better [...]

27 09-2013

Investor Advertising is Fair Game Thanks to the JOBS Act

By | 2013-09-27T11:39:45+00:00 September 27th, 2013|

If you’re trying to access capital, you’re in luck because the process of attracting potential investors just got a lot easier. As of September 23, Title II of the JOBS Act lifted a ban on advertising to investors that has been in place since the Great Depression. This means that all methods of attracting investors [...]

24 04-2013

Smart Money for Smart Businesses

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:23+00:00 April 24th, 2013|

If you run a business looking for capital you will find investors are more active and willing, as they have more money to put to work than had been the case in the past few years. While deals are getting done, it is a more deliberative process than the vigorous late 1990s market was. Although every (investment) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]