Category Archives: bootstrapping

Ways to Win More Sales

Sales is an integral part of today’s economy. Rather than relying on simply your product/service, your ability to generate revenue and sell products and yourself will determine your success. Below are several signs that tell you are well positioned to … Continue reading

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Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

As an entrepreneur in the startup phase, there comes a stage when you might be working with venture capitalists (VCs). Some people think VCs are really lucky, others believe they’re extremely smart and well organized in their investments. VCs tend … Continue reading

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Negotiating Your Way to a ‘Yes’

Negotiation is not something that is taught in school. Knowing how to negotiate your way to a “yes” can go a long way to benefit anyone – from employees to entrepreneurs. Sometimes it can be hard for people to see … Continue reading

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12th Annual WISE Symposium to Feature Expert Women Entrepreneurs as Keynote Speakers

Speakers include Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot, Melinda Emerson of SmallBizLady, Amy Cosper, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, and Good Morning, Beautiful Business author Judy Wicks; and many more. Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is bringing powerhouse entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

Nonprofits are not the only businesses eligible for grants. For-profit companies also receive grants based on their idea and work. For example, a company called Canopy Apps received $2M in grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Business Structure

One of the most important decisions when starting a business is the type of legal structure you select for your company. This decision has a long-term impact not only on the taxes you owe, but it will also impact the … Continue reading

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Startup Guide: Before You Quit Your Job, Do This

“Have people build smarter things,” is one of the underlying messages in Andrew Yang’s new book titled Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014). Yang, the founder of Venture for America, shares his opinion on how our country can rectify … Continue reading

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