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.

Meeting an Angel Investor for the first time

Meeting an Angel Investor for the first time

When you receive an angel investor contact have you thought about how you intend to approach the angel investor? Remember appearances and etiquette matter and this article looks at the various contact methods that are available. The first rule of thumb when meeting a business angel investor or high net worth individual for the first time is to appreciate how busy they are.[Read More…]

How will you find an Angel Investor

How will you find an Angel Investor?

Finding an Angel investor can be daunting and whether it’s a face to face meeting or an online presentation, you need to be as professional and well prepared as possible. Here are a few guidelines to assist you in this process. Is there a typical Angel Investor and how do you recognise them?  Angels are successful business people who most likely[Read More…]

How scalable is your business

How scalable is your business?

Looking at your investment proposal from an Angel Investor’s point of view, how scalable do you think the angel will think you business is? How big do you think you can scale your business? Location only City wide State or Region wide Country wide Globally If you had indicated that your business can or will be scalable on a location[Read More…]

Do you own your IP or other proprietary assets

Do you own your IP or other proprietary assets?

What is IP? An IP refers to Intellectual Property, typically intangible that is the result of creative input. Intellectual property can be protected in various ways: by a patent, a registered design, copyright, design right, trade mark etc. The type of IP protection you will need depends on what is being protected and how it will be used. Protecting the[Read More…]

Bank or Government Funding for your Startup

Bank or Government Funding for your Startup

Bank or government funding should be viewed the same way as personal cash investments. Most likely you had to sign a personal security note or guarantee when you obtained the funding, so these loans will be your sole personal responsibility. Moreover, if you are looking to valuate your company, this can be factored into the equation as an equity contribution[Read More…]