The Angels and Evils of Small Business in Modern World

Businesses that rule the roost today were once small businesses. The importance of small businesses has never been felt as much as today where there is growing amount of job scarcity and the best way to earn a livelihood is to self-employ yourself for a small business venture. Most businesses which are ruling over their respective industries today as market leaders were originally started as one-person business ideas or in some cases an idea by a group of friends or colleagues. The creation of a business is an important step for people to take since it involves a considerable level […]

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Qualities that Make Startup Business Profiles Appealing for Angel Investors

Angel investing is attracting the attention of startup entrepreneurs. The perks offered by angel investing include securer funding options and flexible return options. Entrepreneurs need to understand the techniques of approaching angel investors if they want to get their targeted investments. There are different qualities that angel investors want to see in entrepreneurs. They want the entrepreneurs to be straight shooters who mention calculated risks instead of boasting about business success one week and declaring bankruptcy the next. They also want real numbers of profits instead of predictions. They want transparent and honest entrepreneurs who don’t rely on faith only […]

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How to Prepare Yourself before Approaching an Investor

The lifeblood of any business i.e. money requires effective management to keep up the flow of input and output. But you might need external resourcing or infusion at some stage of your business. The amount may be as small as $1000 that you may borrow from a friend or $1 million to be borrowed from a commercial bank. Sometimes, you only need money for a project and not for your business. In either case, borrowing money requires really good listening. You need to encourage or prepare someone to invest in your business regardless of its current market position. It also […]

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How Angel Investors Are All Set to Take Wing From the Masses?

Startup funding and investing in startup businesses in not restricted to commercial and institutional investors only. 2015 has seen revolutionary developments in angel investing by bringing in more middle-class investors to the market. Major developments happened after July 2015 when Regulation A+ came into effect. Under Regulation A+, the companies can now raise up to $50 million using a mini-IPO. Mini-IPO is different from traditional IPO in a way that it is less vigorous in operations and more intensive in profits. Traditional IPO has low ceiling of $5 million only which neither attracts more investors nor gather them under one […]

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Further Education and Professional training is required to Establish Angel Investing Ecosystem in Africa, Says ABAN

The event that was supposed to kick off the frenzy of angel investment in Africa encouraging Angel investors to come in started on the 5th of Nov 2015. The conference and event held in Ghana was the third in the line of such events. The first two held respectively in Johannesburg and Lagos were considered roaring successes and the event that happened in Ghana is no different. The Start of Something Big As far as the co founder of the fair is concerned the fair which allows a number of the top investors in Africa and from the around the […]

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