One important element you’ll want to convey when you’re looking for project funding is proof of concept for your business idea. Any funder is going to want to see not only a solid business plan, but also evidence that your idea has been vetted and has garnered some public interest. Your local media can help … More Leverage Local Media to Make Your Business Idea More Fundable
Be prepared to show the potential risks and benefits not only for your business but also for your potential investors. … More Pursuing Private Investment Opportunities
In most cases, a standard business plan template will work, but… you don’t want to look like an amateur. … More How to Take the Right Approach to Submitting Investment Proposals
The holidays continue to be a prime target time for scammers to take advantage of people at their most vulnerable; when they are stressed and pressed for time. Sometimes small business owners have had a bad year and they just want to get a loan to tide them over for a short while until business … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part V: Advance-Fee Loan Businesses
We talked yesterday about scams that hit the vanity button of a business – today we’re looking at scams directly target the vanity of business executives. As ever, a little flattery goes a long way! The “Top 100 Executives” scam tricks executives into providing their personal information under the guise of compiling a list of … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part IV: Top Executive Scams
Everyone likes to be acknowledged that they’re doing a good job, and awards are part and parcel of not only being validated in that but also being able to show it to others as confirmation of one’s expertise or prowess – and more importantly, to stand out from competitors. Believe it or not, there is … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part III: Vanity Scams
We’re continuing on our Holiday Scams & Frauds Series and we’re going to go deeper into yesterday’s topic of business opportunity scams – but this time we’re going corporate. What’s meant here is that there are scams of all kinds, and some apply to individuals – and some apply to businesses. Businesses get scammed all … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part II: Funding Scams
Just before the holidays, we just want to put you, our readers, on notice about scams and frauds that you can come across – especially around the time of the holidays when everyone is scrambling at the last minute to meet deadlines, get everything settled… and maybe seize an opportunity on the side? So we’re … More Holiday Scams and Frauds – Part I: Business Opportunity Scams
On to Part XII of our Complaints Series! Have you tried getting a mortgage lately? It’s harder to obtain now than it was 5 years ago. Goodbye no-downpayment days, hello put-your-cash-where-your-future-house-is days. You need to show you have good credit, you’re not up to your knees in debt, that you have a steady job, that … More Are Lending Practices Too Strict Now?
There’s all kinds of money to be had out there these days: mortgages, loans, crowd funding, angel investing, growth funding, acquisition funding, merging, debt financing, equity financing… but what about 100% financing? What about getting something for nothing? We’re going strong with our Complaints Series in this newest article. We get a lot of inquiries … More What’s wrong with 100% funding?