What Happened to GIGAOM?
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What Happened to GIGAOM?

No one can ever accurately imagine the magnitude of shock that rang through the vastness of cyberspace when GIGAOM declared that it was shutting down. There was no prior warning or hint that this globally respected technology and date & analytical guru that held the highest seat on all things in the field of IT research, business, and marketing was anywhere near finished.

How Microsoft is Helping Startups
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How Microsoft is Helping Startups

Microsoft had went from a company that notoriously acquired smaller competing companies in the 1990s to now one that is actually helping the little guy. In February of 2018, they announced Microsoft for Startups and committed over $500 million in related programs. They idea was to integrate their services within new companies in a variety of industries worldwide.

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Working in Finance: Why I Want to Work in Venture Capital

Everyone wants to do it. However, insiders say that there are very few spots available. Generally, venture capital firms aren’t looking for undergraduates with little or no experience. They are looking for MBA’s with years of experience in a specific industry or executives with extensive experience. However, recently, MBA’s have gotten the chance to jump straight to venture capital firms.…

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Popularity of Crowdfunding Urges Changes to SEC Regulations

Crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter, have been in the news a lot lately. Their success in raising money for creative projects is well documented. Currently, crowdfunding projects have been limited to donations, primarily for specific creative endeavors. Donations can be rewarded with perks and products, but using crowdfunding to raise business capital that would offer an actual return on investment is…

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What Are the Downsides of Investing in a Franchise?

Owning a franchise has some definite upsides. Your business has immediate name recognition for toppers. The failure rate of an upstart franchise business is far lower than that of upstart businesses without the backbone of franchising behind it. Many franchises provide you with all you need to dive right into the world of business including advertising and training. Yes, franchising…

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Creative Ways to Bootstrap a Startup Company

Without heavy venture capital investments, the main goal of a startup is almost always to successfully bootstrap their finances. Most people who are familiar with the term “bootstrap” have probably read (millions of times) the most standard ways to finance a company. Most resources tell you to ask friends and family, head to your local bank, seek angel investors, etc.…

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Your Guide to Procuring Venture Capital Funds

A business venture can be funded in a number of ways, including your own private capital, “blood money” (money borrowed from family and friends), a small business association loan or a bank loan. In some cases, however, it may be of benefit to obtain funds via venture capital (VC) funding. Here are five requirements that you will need to satisfy…

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Simple Steps to Succeeding in Your Startup Business

How many times have you had an idea for a product or service that you feel would be an ideal candidate for a startup business? It turns out that many great business ideas are not acted on by those that thought of them initially. Often it is only later that an entrepreneurial person thinks or hears of the same thing…

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