Why Cyber Security is Important for Small Businesses?

Hacking has always been a cause of concern for business owners, and the fact that even large organizations and government databases have been targeted is a testament to the importance of cyber security. When a large firm that has millions of customers and tons of data is hit by a cyber attack, it graces the front pages of newspapers and gets exclusive TV coverage. These large companies are the ones that put in considerable effort and might into making sure that their data is protected and it is not breached. Hence, when their systems are breached, it is a highly […]

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Tech Bubble: Austin Has Bigger Start-Up Funding but Lesser Deals than Silicon Valley

When one thinks of Austin the picture that comes up in our eye is of a place that has thousands of growing saplings, an immature forest with a select few trees of live oak, and most of just enough water to see it fall short of the Amazon. The description above is how Austin is in reality today. The media has kept an unflinching eye on the place’s affair romanticizing about its thriving tech scene, a free living low cost society where the economy is booming. The city which has a high startup density even in comparison to Boston, Silicon […]

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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 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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