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.


 

Where to Start Your Business? Look at the Fastest Growing Economies

When it comes to determining where you want to start a business, you want to choose a city that has a thriving economy and plenty of potential for you to corner the market in your industry. If you’re not planning to open a business in the town you live in, consider one of these, from WalletHub’s 2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies list. (And if you’ve already started your business, see how your city stacks up).

2017-11-17T11:28:22-07:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|

All About Crowdfunding

If you’re weighing your options to get funding for your startup, seriously consider crowdfunding. It’s a great way to rally support around your brand (especially if you have new-to-market products that need a little extra exposure) and get the money you need to grow your business.

2017-11-21T13:51:54-07:00 November 4th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: |

What is Bootstrapping?

When you start a business, it’s inevitable that you’ll need funding: funding for equipment, inventory, payroll, and oh yea, you might want to pay yourself as well! While you’ve got many options to consider for how you’ll get that funding, bootstrapping is one that might move to the top of your list.

2017-12-13T14:43:01-07:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|Tags: |

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk When Starting a Business

It’s important to understand when starting a business: there is no 100% guaranteed way to eliminate the risk that entrepreneurship brings. You can’t be sure your customers will pay you on time. Your employees can quit without notice. Your vendors might deliver damaged products. All of these, among other risks, make it difficult for you to know what’s going to happen tomorrow, much less next year.

2017-11-21T13:47:10-07:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Seed and Development|

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|

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|