start-up investments

  • Top 7 Sources Of Funding For Start-ups

    When you diversify your financing sources, you also have a better chance of getting the appropriate financing that meets your specific needs. Keep in mind that bankers don’t see themselves as your sole source of funds. And showing that you’ve sought or used various financing alternatives demonstrates to lenders that...
  • 6 steps you can take right now toward your financial goals

    If you’re curious about the spending/saving trends among our generation, check out the 6 steps you can take right now toward your financial goals The goal: Long-term saving RELATED POST:  WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT( INFOGRAPHIC) “It’s like taking care of your physical wellness and fitness – take...
  • Learn About Starting a Business on a Budget

    Launching a new business with little to no startup capital is easier today than ever before. Between do-it-yourself software options and social media, there’s never been a better time to chase down the dream of owning your own business. Getting started with a tiny budget is all about being...
  • Dream Payment Receives $1.5 Million Investment

    Toronto-based Dream Payments has secured a $1.5 million investment from the state of Connecticut through Connecticut Innovations, which supports Connecticut-based companies as they scale. Dream Payments snagged the funding through CI’s $5 million VentureClash competition in October, which provides early-stage companies with the opportunity to grow their businesses in...
  • How to create a team for your start-up business

    Team-building for small businesses is often understood as one of two things: growing your team, or ensuring you keep them. The fact is, team-building is a little bit of both. Once you’ve gathered the members of your team through an effective recruitment campaign, you’ll need to mould them into...
  • 30 Profitable Home Based Businesses

    With the economy being what it is, layoffs all around us, and an increasing desire for many to escape the rat race and work from home, many are trying to start a home-based business. Working from home not only offers independence and freedom but there are also some great...
  • Tips for Talking to Investors

    A young company looking for outside funding won’t get very far without a well-crafted pitch. And pitching to investors doesn’t just mean showing them a raft of numbers; it also requires skillful storytelling. “The biggest challenge is distilling down to something that’s irresistibly compelling,” said Greg Erman,...
  • Why Business Plans Don’t Get Funded

    A business plan is a blueprint of your business; what you want to achieve and how you plan to go about it. A well-written business plan can mean the difference between success and failure. Business plans may be internally or externally focused. Depending on the target or goal of writing...
  • 10 Ways To Raise Money For Your New Startups

    According to a recent study, over 94% of new businesses fail during first year of operation. Lack of funding turns to be one of the common reasons. Money is the bloodline of any business. The long painstaking yet exciting journey from the idea to revenue generating business needs a fuel named capital. That’s why,...