Startup Tips: Introduction to Venture Capital

Venture capital is a way of financing a startup, especially when seed rounds and investments from angel investors run dry. In a nutshell, early stage businesses with high growth rates receive funding from established firms through a dynamic venture capital ecosystem. This ecosystem can be intimidating for many new entrepreneurs, so knowing where to start and best practices is key to navigating the VC ecosystem. What is Series A funding Series A funding is commonly known as the first step on the ...
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5 key areas for startups to outsource

You're ready to launch your startup, and you know you need employees. Does the task seem overwhelming? Recruiting, hiring and training employees is an intimidating task for even the most seasoned businesses. What's more, you may not have the finances you need in the beginning to provide a salary, benefits and even office space and equipment for an entire team. This is where outsourcing comes in. Outsourcing is a terrific way for startups to take care of essential functions when your budget is sm...
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5 ways to make money if you are tired of your job

Most people who are working a 9-5 job every day of the week get tired of it at some point. Even if you love your job it can be hard to feel satisfied with doing the same thing over and over again each day. However, if you are feeling a bit burnt out and you are looking to explore something new, there are a number of things that you can do to make money that are not boring and tiresome. 1. Become a care worker If you want to find a way to give back to the community that gives you a little bit of ...
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5 team building activities for startups

​ For many employees, just hearing the words, "team building" and "ice breaker," are enough to send them on an extended vacation. While they understand your intentions, traditional team building activities can be a source of stress for some of your employees. Yet, team building activities are good for your staff and your company, so how do you encourage happy participation? Let's look at five team building activities for startups that are exciting, fun, and less emotionally painful for your team...
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Business lessons from a car salesperson

Sales is not an easy job. No matter your profession, delivering a successful sales pitch is tough and intimidating. Not only do you need to be brimming with confidence, you need to develop your own sales strategy that convinces prospective clients and closes deals. Developing a methodology takes time, however, and your strategy will look different depending on the industry you're in. For example, pitching your company's multimillion dollar business solution to a Fortune 500 enterprise will not r...
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