7 Things to Consider When Raising Money from Family or Friends

Planning to show your friends your business idea? Keep these tips in mind. It’s tempting to ask friends and family to invest in your work when first starting a company. Money is tight and they want to help. However, soliciting money from loved ones can be a risky venture. To help mitigate this risk, what…

How to Raise Startup Funding from Unlikely Angel Investors

1. Write a great business plan, but know that few will read it. Business plans are an extremely valuable exercise and should always be presented to show the entrepreneur is serious and has done his homework. However, no one will read past the first page unless they’ve already made somewhat of a gut decision to…