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 Crowdfunding is changing the Global Business Landscape

The world is changing and it’s changing fast. Increasingly, there are instances where people as young as 18 are becoming entrepreneurs and are starting their own business empires. “I started my company by maxing out my credit cards,” this is one statement that you hear a lot nowadays. But you don’t have to ruin your credit report to start your own business, all thanks to crowdfunding. The concept that has been present in the world for centuries has stormed onto the global economic and business world and is being talked about and perceived as a new industry. By definition, the […]

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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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Here is What Millennials Want from Small Businesses

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, today Millennials represent a 25% of the American workers and by 2020, their number will increase and reach more than 40%. With different and most often unique management styles, attitudes and skill sets, this generation of Millennials has everything to make their mark in global market. One of the unique perspectives of Millennials is the adoption of technology for making small businesses fast-paced, mobile and more efficient. Millennials are more optimistic about national economic growth and are more concerned about deeper issues than their elders. The American national fiscal report has yet […]

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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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