7 Mandatory First Steps Before Seeking Venture Capital

Guest Post As the founder of a startup, you are probably fundamentally aware of the inherent difficulties associated with the process of securing funding for your early stage venture. Further complicating the matter is the fact that the way venture capital firms evaluate a potential investment has undergone substantial changes in recent years. So before […]

How to Beat the Mid-Campaign Curse in your Crowdfunding Campaign

If you’ve ever started a crowdfunding or fundraising campaign before, you likely know about the mid-campaign curse. Most crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns start strong only to struggle until the last few days, but that doesn’t have to happen to your campaign. Months of buildup and pre-launch buzz ensure good fundraising over the first couple of […]

Alternative Resources to Fund Your Tech Start-up

Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my interview with @PowerMovesNOLA. Veteran investment executive and entrepreneur Earl Robinson has been named President, and economic development expert September Hargrove has been named […]

How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

I recently received an email from a contact of mine, asking for my support of his film From the Rough, starring Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson.  The film is based on the true life story of an African-American woman who created a men’s golf team at Tennessee State University. The movie has already been […]

Finding Alternative Funding Sources for Your Small Business – Q&A with Tom Gazaway

Tom Gazaway is the President of Hawkeye Management. Tom is a certified Business Finance Consultant. He was personally trained by the #1 credit expert in the United States, John Ulzheimer. Tom is an advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. His company, Hawkeye Management, provides loans & lines of credit to help business owners start, […]