Seed and Development

Do you have a business idea and you’re ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship? If so, our seed and development articles are a perfect fit for you and your new business. Our blog posts will help you assess if your idea is viable and we’ll teach you how to turn this idea into in a profitable business venture.


10 Tips to Making Startup Funding Work for You

Whether you plan to create a crowdfunding campaign, pitch venture capitalists or investors, take out a small business loan, or use your own savings, there are strategies to succeeding in your efforts. Here we have 10 tips guaranteed to make your startup funding a success.

2018-02-22T07:00:02-07:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , , |

How Should I Fund My Startup?

Launching a startup is one thing, but finding funding enough to keep it going through those difficult growing pains can be quite another. If you start a business without enough cash for at least the first year, you could be setting yourself up for failure. Fortunately, there are several funding options for you to consider.

2018-02-22T07:19:02-07:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , , |

How to Secure A Small Business Loan: Our Top 5 Tips

Have a great idea for a small business but need money to launch the idea? Getting a lender to give you a loan isn't as easy as filling out an application. Rather, many lenders are selective in which business loans they approve. Here are five tips to help you secure the small business loan you need.

2017-12-20T11:52:51-07:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , |

Financing Startups: More Options Than Ever Before

One of the biggest challenges a startup faces is finding the capital to get off the ground. Traditional lenders want to see a track record of a couple of years, and even online lenders typically want to see at least a year. Nevertheless, there are more options available today than ever before for entrepreneurs looking to fund their fledgling companies. Here are a few of them:

2017-12-20T08:50:42-07:00 July 14th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , |

The Startup Playbook: 10 Ingredients to Starting Your First Successful Business

Each month, approximately 543,000 new businesses launch with the hopes of becoming one of the few who survive long term. With so much competition, it’s more important than ever that entrepreneurs have the right combination of features in place from the start. Here are ten ingredients every startup needs to succeed.

2018-02-23T07:46:55-07:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , , |

Starting a Business? Can You Afford it Right Now?

No matter how good your business idea, no matter how passionate you are about your new idea, no matter how thorough your marketing plan, there is one factor that can completely put a halt to you starting a business.

2017-11-22T14:52:48-07:00 February 16th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , |

Business Startup Advice: How to Choose an Advisor for Your Startup

When you run a business, you don’t always know the best decisions to make. After all, your area of expertise is in one area; you might not be well-versed in finance, marketing, management, or growth strategy. That’s where having an advisor comes in handy. Heck: why stop with just one advisor? Building an advisory panel can give you access to talented people in all the areas of your business that you want help in.

2017-11-15T14:22:15-07:00 February 4th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: |

Why You Should Consider a Delayed Filing Option for Your Business Structure

I’m a neat freak. I like starting new endeavors right at the start of a new year, rather than 5 weeks in. That’s why I love CorpNet’s Delayed Filing Option. If you’re considering forming an LLC or incorporating your business, you can actually do so and be up and running as your new business structure on January 1.

2017-11-09T05:33:32-07:00 December 10th, 2014|Categories: Seed and Development|

5 Signs That Your Hobby is Ready to Be a Business

You’re passionate about your hobby, whether that’s hand sewing baby clothes or creating terrariums. And maybe you’ve started to make a little money selling these items. So when should you take your hobby to the next level and build a real business? Here are five signs that it’s time to take your hobby up a notch.

2018-02-22T05:59:53-07:00 December 8th, 2014|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , |

4 Situations Where Being an Entrepreneur Should Be Your Side Gig

Even if you’ve long dreamed of starting your own business, it’s a wise idea to think about whether this is the perfect time in your life to jump in with both feet, or whether you should ease into it. There are certain situations — like the following examples — when it’s better to start a business alongside whatever else you’ve got going on. Then, when you’re raking in the profits, you can make it a full-time endeavor. Scenario 1: You’re in College

2017-12-06T09:01:35-07:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Seed and Development|

Overcoming the Fear of Starting a Business

October is the season when we celebrate fear. Fear in the form of ghouls and vampires. But not fear of starting a business! If you’ve long told yourself you wanted to start a business but haven’t done it yet, I’m betting one or more of these fears is holding you back:

2017-11-15T14:04:51-07:00 October 31st, 2014|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , |

7 Tips for Keeping Your Day Job

've often heard (and you probably have too) that you can't half-ass a startup. While that's true, not every entrepreneur starts a business with between six and 24 months' worth of living expenses set aside. In other words, while you're laying the groundwork for your startup, there's still the pesky reality of rent, mortgages and other bills.

2017-12-26T08:10:40-07:00 November 8th, 2013|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , |

How to Minimize Risk When Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has become an increasingly viable option for startups who need to raise much-needed funds without the help of VCs, angels or banks. To date, more than $680 million has been raised on Kickstarter. For a young, bootstrapping startup, crowdfunding is often seen as fast money that will help you build out the product or app you and your team have always dreamed about. Whether or not a project ultimately reaches its funding goals, it’s still relatively quick and easy to post your pitch and see what happens.

2018-02-21T08:05:22-07:00 October 28th, 2013|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , |

How to Turn your Passion into Profit

Have you dreamed about being your own boss? Do you have a passion (maybe writing, cooking, or landscaping) that you’d love to turn into a business? If so, you're one of the fortunate few who has the opportunity to start a business doing something you love. After working with thousands of entrepreneurs over the past decade, I’ve learned some important lessons when it comes to turning a passion into profit:

2017-12-06T08:07:35-07:00 October 11th, 2013|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: , , |