More women than ever will become entrepreneurs this year, but will face challenges beyond the glass ceiling, according to the NAWBO’s 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Survey. The poll reveals 81 percent of respondents are optimistic about the future, but there is still some trepidation. Among the top concerns: 57 percent worry about the economy […]
You want to start a business but you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars at your disposal. You can’t purchase a bunch of equipment, you don’t have the money to purchase inventory, and renting a retail location wouldn’t be easy either.
The optimal path to success when starting a business is targeting an expanding market. One of the reasons is that rising interest in a type of product inspires buyers to examine new options. Plus, angel investors are eager to provide backing to startups offering innovative options to eager consumers.
With so much information available online, InsideView has established itself as a system for managing all the details. The company recently raised another $12,000,000 of outside capital to fuel continued growth. This brings the total funding obtained by InsideView to $25,400,000.
As new daily deals sites arise for specialty interests, Lot18 focuses on a product that some experienced entrepreneurs are drawn to as investors. Lot 18 caters to wine lovers. Two of its fans are the founders of Quidsi, which sold its Diapers.com and Soap.com brands to Amazon in 2010 for $545,000,000.
Every new business has a different story to tell when attracting angel investors. There’s no magic formula to assure raising capital when starting a corporation. But there are some common factors that are always in the forefront of angel investor assessment.
Small business funding is one of those parts of a business that takes a lot of your time, it’s sometimes difficult and painstaking, and rarely feels like the results were big enough to justify the time. How many small business owners head off to a venture capital firm or angel investor and walk off with […]
BeachMint is one of the many companies competing on the web for users of social electronic commerce. The company recently raised $23,500,000 of new capital from several sources, including the investment fund created by the co-founders of Groupon, the widespread social shopping application.