Women Small Business Owners: Resources to Help You Launch and Grow Your Business

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month. And what a better way to celebrate than with some success stories and resources to help you launch and grow your small business. And, there’s a lot to celebrate. In 1972, 4.6% of all businesses in the US were owned by women. As of 2018, the number of …

Seed Funding and Venture Capital for Entrepreneurs of Color

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Black founders receive roughly 1.2% of all venture capital funding in America. One reason cited is that Black venture capitalists make up only around 2% of the venture capitalist pool. Of course, that’s part of the problem. Still, other sticky issues make it difficult for entrepreneurs of color to get their innovations off the ground. …

Does Fintech Improve Your Bottom Line? Yes and Here’s What You Need to Know

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Fintech solutions improve your bottom line whether you’re a solopreneur or small business, B2C or B2B. From helping you access much-needed capital to helping you create a seamless shopping experience for your consumers, fintech products help you thrive in today's hyper-digital market. The Rise of Fintech Financial technology, or fintech, began disrupting markets across the …

4 Reasons Why Businesses Fail, and How To Make Sure Yours is Not One of Them

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There are many reasons why businesses fail, including poor planning, bad execution, inadequate financing (or mismanagement of money), and market underestimation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by Fundera, 20% of small businesses fail in their first year. You might think, “that makes sense.” But once you get past your first year, …

Angel Funding and Venture Capital: Where to Find Seed Money for Your Startup

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Angel funding and venture capital, also known as private equity financing, are ways for investors to get in on the ground floor of startups. Private equity financing is excellent for you and for investors who see your potential early enough to jump in while the prospective ROI is at its highest. The benefit for you …

15 Winning Tips to Help You Secure Venture Capital Funding for Your Startup

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We’re in a pandemic, and the economy is uncertain. Yet, it’s still a fantastic time to launch a new business or scale your company to the next level. Unless you’re able to self-invest, you’ll need to secure venture capital funding. You could get a loan, but then you’ll have debt at a time when your …