Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’
Crowdfunding is rapidly increasing in popularity and garnering a lot of media attention as more and more experienced business angels are using it to connect with startups. We explore five reasons investors are adopting.
Got a brilliant idea but struggling to find the finance to get it going? In an age of overly cautious financial institutions and wary business investors, crowdfunding is emerging as a popular route to success. Here are five ways it can help your business.
The more money a start-up business asks for, the bigger the risk is to the investor – but if you can’t find the one business angel who’ll write that all-important cheque, why not go after several instead?
Much is written about how to attract business angels to invest in your business, but where is the advice for entrepreneurs on how to negotiate a good deal?
A visit to my local electrical store the other day got me thinking about how satisfying it can be to get a good deal, but also how difficult it can be to avoid some of the pitfalls while negotiating it.
Can having a grasp of ancient philosophy lead to more successful outcomes for business angels?
The usefulness of studying philosophy at university came up in a conversation I had recently. What is its relevance in today’s world? Can ancient Greek philosophers like Plato teach us anything about how to conduct ourselves in an environment so far removed from Greece thousands of years ago?
In order of priority, the 3 critical factors that will have a big influence on the success of a start-up in today’s economic climate are:
You’re about to make a decision about funding but before you do, does your start-up have…
Paying to pitch is it a good idea or bad idea? This question stirs up a lot of anger amongst entrepreneurs and even some business angels, but business angel networks and consultants are on the whole keen to defend the idea. So who is right?
In this series of articles, I will describe several discussions that I had with investors in the Washington DC area. They range from angel investors to senior partners in well established funds. I have known most of them for many years. That allowed us to cut through the usual PR crap and get to the heart of the process of reviewing investment opportunities.
Most start-ups can only dream of achieving rapid growth of this scale and generating profits of this magnitude for their business angel backers. The reality is that most start-ups will fall at either the first or second hurdle and the angel investors who backed them will be on the receiving end of an 80% failure rate when you look deeper into the stats.
With the auditions for this year’s X Factor now underway, the search is also on to find a start-up business with enough potential to scoop a generous cash prize. Start-up and entrepreneur portal f3fundit have organised the event to give those entering their business the opportunity to turn €120 into a €25,000 prize.