Nov
24

Learn how to crowdfund and lift up your business with the crowd.

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Are you looking to raise money to start or expand your business?  Are you in a position where you don’t know any venture capitalists? The banks continue to just said “no"?  And you’ve heard about crowdfunding, but don’t know where to start? If this describes you, then Success with Crowdfunding has 2 introductory webinars … [Read more...]

Nov
07

What’s the value of social media to your small biz?

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Market Makers is a podcast series I just started on soundcloud. Here is a short clip from a recent conversation I had with Maria Pearson and Scott Gillespie about how to figure out how valuable social media is to your small business. It's just over 8 … [Read more...]

Sep
23

Finance Call #455…

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When it comes to a small business finding capital, there is nothing more important then finding it when you need to. Today with bank lending significantly down, alternative finance sources- like finance companies- are pouncing on sme's in droves trying to take advantage of their need to find working capital. I still cannot believe how … [Read more...]

Sep
01

Why many good ventures and small businesses fail to grow.

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A significant portion of the problem to help small and medium sized business (SME's) find the cash they need is that too few who are able to help, are helping. SME's need money to: *Get through a business hurdle *Pay for their growth spurt *OR modestly fund their startup strategy It's a simple problem to solve really. It all … [Read more...]

Jul
24

Effective Ways to Leverage Content in a Sales Pitch

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Content is King, according to current marketing wisdom. But what does that really mean? Is this limited to blogs? Or sales pages? Or does it encompass a whole lot more? The latter is the case. The best content marketing appeals to a broad range of personalities and offers each segment of the market a little something that appeals to that … [Read more...]

Jul
07

When things are going well, or not, what goes through your head? And what does that have to do with your ultimate success, or not, anyway?

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Logic dictates that when things are going well, we feel better about ourselves and when things are not we don’t. Both are reactionary in that the messages we are choosing to send to ourselves are related to life events or situations that may or may not be within our control. But if you want to become more aware, an important first step … [Read more...]

Jul
03

What will be in your declaration of independence?

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Tomorrow is the 240th anniversary from the day the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence and the United States became a country on July 4, 1776. There certainly were some rough years for the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Some were arrested, imprisoned as traitors and tortured before they … [Read more...]

Jun
09

Remembering the small in small business

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I am a true advocate for small business. There are so many things to love about small business. For one you usually don't have to look far to find the owner if you need them. They are usually the one answering the phone, or working the register or the one closing or opening the shop up. I love that a small businesses are agile too … [Read more...]

May
18

And the Equity Crowdfunding Race to Raise is Off and Running!

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   Written by Locavesting's very own Amy Cortese On Monday the fledgling investment crowdfunding industry, led by some of the people who conceived of and pushed for what eventually became the JOBS Act, gathered on Capital Hill to mark the start of Regulation Crowdfunding (aka Title III). The … [Read more...]

May
09

Got grit?

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 Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. ~Travis Bradberry  Those who have grit have the commitment to finish what they start, to rise above setbacks, want to … [Read more...]

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