Business Startup Resources

This comprehensive section of business Startup articles provides free information and resources to Startups and Entrepreneurs looking to raise external investment and business financing from business angel investors and Venture Capital. This section deals with the many questions and answers to getting your investment proposal, investor ready, and raising the necessary funds for your business.

What type of an Entrepreneur are you

What type of an Entrepreneur are you?

When asked on a regular basis what I do, I always state that I am an “Entrepreneur and an Investor” which always inevitably leads to the question: ‘yes, but what is it that you do?’ – as though being an entrepreneur isn’t enough, or a valid qualification. Many entrepreneurs forget that they are NOT defined by their business or businesses.[Read More…]

Raise Money Why choosing the wrong industry sector could cost you your business

Raise Money: Why choosing the wrong industry sector could cost you your business

This may seem a boring subject to most experienced entrepreneurs so I thought it appropriate to start with a question – a question most get wrong. Q: What industry sector classification do you think Google should fall under? Computers? Software? Search engine? (trick question, search engine is not an industry sector!) Google is in fact in advertising (media) as 97% of their[Read More…]

Calculating your yearly growth projections

Calculating your yearly growth projections

Most angel investors will want to know the rationale supporting your claims. It’s extremely important that the entrepreneur demonstrates a clear understanding of the size and scope of the industry in which they are in.  How do your projections compare with the yearly revenues and overall growth forecasted by the industry experts? The industry experience of your management team has a[Read More…]

What Role would you like to see an angel investor play in your company?

What role would you like to see an Angel Investor play in your company?

It’s important to consider the fact that most angel investors prefer to invest in industries that they have considerable knowledge and experience with. Also note that angel investors improve their value to the companies they invest with when they participate beyond just capital. Angel investors who interacted with their invested companies at least a couple of times a month experienced greater results.[Read More…]