Category: Startup

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Your New Startup – How to Ensure It’s a Success

OK, so you’ve got a new business idea and are running with it. Good on you. Focus on your goal, and you can achieve whatever you want, but it’s certainly worth heeding some advice to stay afloat early on as there are so many new businesses that do the basics wrong. What happens to those startups? They fail more often than not. Carry on reading for tips to help you land on your feet, but first, let’s bring you a couple of examples of businesses that have failed. Poor Business Ventures Compaq. Remember them? They were around for a while,...

Amazon was also started in a garage

5 Big High Tech Businesses Started in a Garage

Did you know that many of the biggest Internet companies today were started in a garage? These multi-billion businesses had barely anything at the beginning, the most important thing for their success turned out to be simply a great business idea. Here are the stories of some of the most popular ‘garage start ups‘: Google The founders of one of the greatest Internet companies – Sergey Brin and Larry Page started the business in a small garage in California. They paid $1 700 monthly for the rent and spent there around 5 months. During that time, they actually created the...

Wealth Inequality changes in the United States in the top 1% by wealth.

The Very Basics Of Starting A Business By William Ackman – How Exactly Business Works For Dummies

This is a great video in which you can learn the basics of business, companies, finance, and money in just 45 minutes. This is all you need to know about the corporate world. You will see how companies raise capital to start their operations and how they use that cash to make a profit. You will see here what happens to money, once it gets into a corporation. The video will also teach you how exactly financial reports are made, you will learn to understand some basic accounting principles and reports as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow reports. You...

When to seek funding

Small Business Funding Tips And Advice

Some tips when finding financing for your small business… Funding is one of the most crucial things for a start up. When you are a starting entrepreneur, money is usually scarce and in the same time it’s so needed for growing the business. But does a start up really need to seek for cash in all circumstances? Actually, funding is not always good and there are bad moments to do that. Sometimes it can even have negative effect on growth and performance, this is why it’s not always good. Another important question is ‘What to seek funds for?’. There are...

How To Incorporate A Business In The USA? Pros And Cons Of Different Legal Forms

In the life of an entrepreneur, one day comes the moment for incorporating his/her activities. And then usually comes the question ‘How the heck do I do that?’ or ‘How to incorporate a business?’. What type of company would you found, if you needed to do that? Would you found a C Corp or you would choose a sole proprietorship? Maybe founding a limited liabilities company (LLC)? What are the differences between all of these what would be the most appropriate for you? Someone may say: Damn, isn’t it enough that more than 90% of starting entrepreneurs fail, but now...

What Is A Start Up Accelerator? How Startups Get Seed Capital

Startup accelerator also referred to as seed accelerator, is a form of a business incubator that is chasing profit. Its main purpose is helping high potential business ideas with mentoring, office space, know-how and of course seed capital in exchange for a piece of the equity of the new business. The support is for a certain period of time ranging from 3 to 18 months and it is usually provided in the very beginning of a start up. Business incubators are different from seed accelerators because they are usually non-profit, government-funded organizations that don’t take a stake in the business and...

Financing Stages

Types Of Financing A Business – Funding Stages

Money is the lifeblood of any business. It is the fuel that any company needs at any stage of its existence. No matter how big it is, no matter how many workers are employed, any venture needs financing to stay operational. In this article, we will go through the different stages of financing and see the different ways businesses obtain their money in their life cycle. Funding Stages Seed Funding Stage – this is the very first stage of financing, in which the business may not even be founded yet. This is the money used for actually starting – building...

Some start up funding statistics in the United States

How Starting Entrepreneurs Fund Their Start Ups

Arranging the needed funds for your startup is a crucial factor for its launch. Even though money is not the most important thing, it’s 100% needed when launching a new venture. If you are a starting entrepreneur, you most probably have been thinking about how exactly to find the cash for your starting business. Well, the consulting company Startups.co has created this wonderful infographic, showing some interesting statistics about how startups get mainly financed. Did you know that more than half a million new companies are started each month only in the United States? This is a huge number, but...

www.gogetfunding.com

The History of Crowdfunding Website GoGetFunding and Founder Sandip Sekhon

I had the chance to catch up with the Sandip Sekhon, the founder of crowdfunding website GoGetFunding. A website that is increasingly growing in popularity and was recently mentioned by Forbes as one of the top 6 crowdfunding sites. Here, he talks about how it all began: As an online entrepreneur, I’m always looking at how exciting businesses can be made even better. And back in 2010 when I conceived the idea for GoGetFunding, crowdfunding was still pretty new and was just starting to take off. Kickstarter and IndieGoGo were leading the way and although they were and still are...

Mark Cubans 12 Rules For Starting A Successful Company

Top 12 Success Factors Of Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is a well-known entrepreneur and business mogul not only in the United States but also in many other countries in the world. He is one of the guys many young people want to be like, having accumulated a net worth of around $2.5 billion (2013) and being the manager and the founder of a bunch of successful businesses. Currently, he is best known as the owner of the National Basketball Association’s team Dallas Mavericks (The Mavs), he also stays behind Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and is the chairman of the well-known HDTV cable network – AXS TV....