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Royalty financing: The new, new thing in venture capital

By Cliff Ennico “I have a successful retail business that I want to take online with a killer website and a social media marketing campaign on Facebook and Twitter. “The problem, of course, is money. I need to raise $100,000 to build the website and launch the campaign, but am having trouble finding the money. […]

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Untapped Women’s Markets Hold Huge Potential for Startups, Small Biz and VC

Erin Andrew tossed out some interesting numbers on the SBA blog the other day, numbers that point to missed entrepreneurial opportunities: Women control $11.2 trillion, 39 percent of our country’s $28.6 trillion investable assets, Women angel investors accounted for only about 26 percent of all angel investments in 2014, and Women in venture capital and […]

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Equity Crowdfunding, One Year Later

In October 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed regulations to implement the provisions of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. Under Title III, startup companies would be allowed to use crowdfunding websites (such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo) to raise money for their companies from ordinary […]

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Setting Up Your Company as a Venture, Not a ‘Small Business’

While technology startups and small businesses have much in common, their legal and tax issues are quite different. Here are several significant questions raised at last week’s program on “Representing the Start-Up Venture,” a panel discussion I hosted for the New York State Bar Association. (You can find more details on the NYSBA website.) S […]

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Business Loans: Women rejected, but not dejected

A recent study published by the Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee details how difficult it is for women to get funding for their startups. While women own 30 percent of all small businesses, they only get $1 out of every $23 loaned. The story is about the same in the […]

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When Should You Say ‘No’ to an Angel?

Angels must have a great PR firm. Polls continually find that about 80 percent of all Americans believe in angels.  Of course, that’s the diaphanous, winged variety. How about the money-investing angel? Should small business owners believe in them? First, let’s set out what I mean by “angel.” Historically, an angel investor has been a […]

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Women Business Owners Venture Capital Opportunity

Are you a woman business owner whose business is the next “big” thing in digital media and marketing?  If yes, then Springboard is looking for you!  Apply to the Springboard: Media/Tech 2013 program and move your business to the next level! Springboard’s mission is accelerating women entrepreneurs’ participation in the private equity capital markets.  The […]

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