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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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Avoiding Common Financial Pitfalls

It is not easy starting a new business. You mostly start with a one man CEO taking care of all the nitty-gritty all at one time. It is the aggregation of a lot of things that make your business a … Continue reading

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Lean Startups: Because Bigger Isn’t Always Better

As a start-up, a business doesn’t need to pull out all of the stops—at times, less can be more. The concept of ‘go big or go home’ doesn’t necessarily apply to new ventures. Sometimes, an entrepreneur doesn’t want to go … Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries When Friends and Family Invest in Your Business

We’ve all heard the popular phrase ‘don’t mix business with pleasure.’ The same concept can sometimes be applied to situations where an entrepreneur seeks start-up funding from friends and family—or anyone within a close personal network. It’s easy to make … Continue reading

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Inside the JOBS Act of 2012: Crowdfunding for Start-ups

Earlier this year, legislation was approved to make it easier for small companies to raise money. The JOBS Act, which officially stands for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, and was voted into approval by the Senate in March 2012 and signed … Continue reading

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Startup Businesses: Knowing Your Numbers (what’s most important)

When starting a business, an important part of the planning process is to know your numbers—and by numbers, that means your general financial forecast. But what numbers are important? Should you be breaking down quarterly sales and projecting revenues five … Continue reading

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Startup Businesses: Get Your Finances in Order (in five easy steps)

Examining numbers and finances may be one of the least glamorous aspects of starting a business — but they are definitely one of the most important! Startup companies need to be organized, diligent and honest when creating data for their … Continue reading

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