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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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Starting an Organizing Business – A Lean Startup Guide
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Starting an Organizing Business – A Lean Startup Guide

Today, people are busier than ever and have trouble finding the time to do everything there is to do in a day. Starting an organizing business will let you provide a relief to people who lose minutes or even hours from their days trying to put the pieces together. Scattered around the home are bills, clothes, books, tools, toys and…

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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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How To Start an Internet Business
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How To Start an Internet Business

Sick of working for someone else and start a business online? Or do you already have a business…but you’re wondering how to sell on the internet? Read on…