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Beating the Odds and Avoiding Failure When Crowdfunding…

The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Although we’ve all heard of wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns, the truth is that the majority of crowdfunding campaigns fail. The leading reward-based crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, has a 35.85 percent success rate as of July 2016, ...

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9 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign…

The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes If you’re looking to get attention and funding for your business idea, crowdfunding might give you the initial push you need to make your dreams a reality. Launching a successful crowdfunding campaign can essentially be ...

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4 New Ways to Self-Fund Your Startup…

Self-funding, or bootstrapping a startup company, means different things to different people. To the Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur who just sold his company to Google for $100 million, bootstrapping is just writing yourself a big check. To the newer entrepreneur who is lucky enough to have some personal assets, it ...

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Why I Turned Down a $100,000 Deal on Shark Tank…

Two weeks ago, I went from being Lisa Binderow, yoga teacher turned entrepreneur and mom-to-be, to contestant and survivor of ABC’s Shark Tank. Barbara Corcoran made me an offer for 40 percent of my business. However, after negotiating back and forth, I politely declined and walked away from the deal.   Some ...

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How to Bridge the Funding Gap for Scientific Breakthroughs…

We stand on the brink of the age of personalized medicine, when such things as bespoke cancer treatments may well become commonplace. Yet, there is a disconnect between researchers undertaking vital research and venture capitalists with the money to commercialize their science. Related: The Internet’s Ice Bucket Challenge Credited With Funding ...

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Joining a Pitch Fest for Business Financing…

Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes You’ve heard of poetry slams, surely, where poets get onstage and belt out their creations in competitions that sometimes feel ...

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