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The Truth About Raising Early-Stage Capital

The Truth About Raising Early-Stage Capital

I used to fundraise; now I raise capital. This may seem like a semantic distinction, but in my experience, they are worlds apart. I was the executive director of a nonprofit organization until December 2010, when I left the nonprofit to build a for-profit iteration of…

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Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Think ahead, if you will need more money later.

Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds.  Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. First, VC’s…

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Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

Should You Raise Capital From Family & Friends?

I’ve raised money from friends and family twice, and want to share what I’ve learned — so that you can raise money from your friends and family, and still be able to attend your family reunions.

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I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

I Failed Berkonomics. But You Can Still Get An “A”!

David Berkus is the creator of Berkonomics, a brilliant collection of insights in 140 characters, quick read blog posts, and yes, books. If you are an entrepreneur with a big idea, are management or serve on a board, don’t miss another day of Dave Berkus. He’s essentially the mentor so many of us wish we had.

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No Credit, No Job. What to Do?

No Credit, No Job. What to Do?

A recent report from Inc. Magazine says at that at least 60 percent of employers run credit checks on potential job applicants at least some of the time. This is a 17 percent increase from 2006. And given the high unemployment rate, this is particularly…

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Baby Boomers: Not Ready for Retirement but Don’t Have a Job?

Baby Boomers: Not Ready for Retirement but Don’t Have a Job?

Being unemployed, laid off or fired at any age is tough, but even more so when you’re older – a Baby Boomer – and not yet ready for retirement. The key is to stay positive, think outside the box and be sure to keep up with technology…as scary as it may seem.

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10 Ways to Make More Money! (Part 2 of 2)

10 Ways to Make More Money! (Part 2 of 2)

Here’s the second half of our 2 part series on how to make more money. Let’s get down to the business of money. We all need it. We all want it. The big question is how to get more, right?

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10 Ways to Make More Money! (Part 1 of 2)

10 Ways to Make More Money! (Part 1 of 2)

In kicking off a month of tips, strategies and hard core motivation to help people confront and conquer their biggest career challenges, it was really clear to us that one particular topic was on everyone’s mind: MONEY!

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BIG News From YSN!!

BIG News From YSN!!

We’ve all got some big challenges to deal with these days: this wacky economy, maintaining cash flow, laying safety nets, building our companies, attracting more business, all while managing to stay sane and tenacious through these trying times.
That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and put ourselves to work on attacking this hairball of issues that literally can make or break your career…not to mention your spirits.

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6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

Investors are wary of funding over-eager businesses that seem destined to bite off more than they can chew. Before asking for millions of dollars to fund your new venture, be sure to read this quick article!

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Tips for the Suddenly Unemployed

Tips for the Suddenly Unemployed

For the tens of thousands who lost their jobs this year, and the millions of others fearing for the jobs they still have, YSN.com’s Jennifer Kushell shares these tips to survive the initial shock — and bounce back like a star.

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5 Ways to Look Like a Million Dollar Brand

5 Ways to Look Like a Million Dollar Brand

In today’s cluttered, hyper-competitive marketplace your business can’t afford to make a poor first impression. Here are five simple tips for branding your business to create the illusion that it is a global corporation with an army at the ready — all without breaking the bank.

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The Recovering Economy And You!

The Recovering Economy And You!

Our friend Mike Michalowicz author of Toilet Paper Entrepreneur just brought back one of his best vblogs – The Economy is Recovering, Are You? Since we know so many of you are entrepreneurs, or are just ready to know how to deal with the current state of the economy, we thought it would be nice to share! Take a quick listen to his 5 key strategies to navigating one of the biggest challenges facing us as the economy starts to show signs of economic recovery and then join the discussions by leaving a comment.

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Secret Strategies of Interviewing: Closing The Deal

Secret Strategies of Interviewing: Closing The Deal

Learn the secrets of interviewing in this 3 part series that takes you from setting your interview goals to closing the deal. An in depth strategy for anyone who is about to begin interviewing for a job or internship.

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Find an Internship Before Summer!

Find an Internship Before Summer!

It’s almost time for summer internships to begin. Do not worry! There is still plenty of time to find a great position at an exciting company. Follow these steps and land the internship you’ve always wanted for this summer!

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