Most information on bootstrapping and self-funding a startup revolves around capitalizing the business by buying equity (e.g. you and a cofounder each put in $5,000 to start it). I know one entrepreneur that insists on loaning his business money instead of buying equity in it (after an initial nominal amount).
March 10, 2011 – From the inception of a start-up company until the point where it becomes a consistently profitable business, all companies have something in common – the need to finance operation and growth. There are various methods for financing a start-up company through debt or equity securities, each of which may be advantageous and/or appropriate at different stages of a company’s development.
February 25, 2011 – Startups are the new shiny toy these days. Groupon and Mint are among the constantly quoted examples of what can go right with a business startup, but what percentage of startups actually enjoy that kind of phenomenal success? Before you jump right into a startup, consider these four reasons it might be worth thinking through.
When launching a new business, relying too heavily on the details of your business plan can actually lead to failure. What these plans lack is information gained from dealing with actual customers.