Your cart is empty
Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works. The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted--and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. The finance world is in a massive state of flux. Changes are occurring at an increasing pace in all sectors, but few more intensely than the startup sphere. When the paradigm changes, your processes must change with it. This book shows you how startup funding works, with expert coaching toward the new rules on the field. Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model Gain insight on startups from early stage to growth stage Find the money you need to get your venture going Craft your pitch and optimize the strategy Build momentum Identify the right investors Avoid the common mistakes Don't rely on the "how we did it" tales from superstar startups, as these stories are unique and applied to exceptional scenarios. The game has changed, and playing by the old rules only gets you left behind. Whether you're founding a startup or looking to invest, The Art of Startup Fundraising provides the up-to-the-minute guidance you need.
The Official Gust Guide to Angel Investing will be the first complete, up to date, guide to the subject, including what angel investing is, how one gets started, how to find deal flow, evaluate opportunities, negotiate terms, join an angel group, structure investments, work with venture capital funds, and, of course, use the Gust platform to do all of the above.The initial target audience is the 7,000,000+ plus people in the US who qualify as accredited investors, because they have incomes over $200K or assets of over $1m. These are the people who are legally allowed to invest in private companies. A secondary market are the 33,000,000 mass affluent' in the US who are potential participants in the equity crowd-funding industry passed by Congress in the JOBS Act of 2012. Follow-on audiences are similarly situated people in every other country (Gust currently supports accredited investors in 75 countries and six languages, and is the official platform of the national angel investment federations in sixteen countries, from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, to Brazil, Russia, India and China.)The audience will be interested in this book because angel investing has exploded during the past decade, from a tiny niche to the subject of mainstream coverage in every newspaper, magazine and movie. Every year angels invest over $20 billion into startup companies in the US alone (probably double worldwide). Friends and Family investors, and other in the mass affluent category annually invest over $60 billion into startup companies. Historically this been a virtually random activity, but over the past several years the Gust platform has now helped to make this a legitimate part of the Alternative Investments asset class, as noted in Bob Rice's Book The Alternative Answer.
Ever wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter(R) way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups. In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups--or JOBS--Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately-owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. When the SEC hands down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in "The Crowdfunding Handbook," he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early--and do things right. Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements? This book delivers targeted answers--whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies . . . and this book will lead the way.
The Business Guides are aimed at business people requiring an
accurate and up-to-date guide to how business is orfganised and
regulated in Asia.
The Business Guide to the Philippines, part of the Business
Guide to Asia Series, provides detailed information on setting up
and running business ventures in the Philippines.
Detailed technical information normally only available from
Quilting is big business. This book is for anyone who wants to turn their love for quilts into profit in a market that is viable and continues to grow. It will guide the reader through all the aspects of setting up and running a thriving home-based quilti
Business News Daily sees a new segment emerging in this field. The new trend is tablet repair. They rank this in their top home-based ideas for 2012. Also worth noting is that "Computer Maintenance" topped their list of new home-based jobs on the rise and this covers anti-virus software installation and desktop cleanups. A very large segment of business that will be covered in this book on how to start a home-based computer repair business and will also include cell phones which will give the book a larger appeal and set it apart from its competition.
A comprehensive picture of the small business which will act as the ideal first text for students studying this sector, and seeking to understand the way it works. 'This book is undoubtedly one of the very best attempts at providing a comprehensive review for those wishing to study the formation, development, contribution and management of small firms supported by a most impressive synthesis of contemporary research and literature.' Small Business and Enterprise Development
How do I know if my idea will work?How do I decide on the business model?How do I find my audience?
Your digital business start-up journey begins here.
From the bestselling author of "The Small Business Start-up Workbook," Cheryl Rickman brings you a thoroughly practical guide to starting up a digital business, covering the full journey from idea to exit, with easy-to-implement strategies to make your online venture an ongoing success. With a combination of tips, exercises, checklists, anecdotes, case studies and lessons learned by business leaders, this workbook will guide you through each step of digital business.
Learn how to:
- Assess whether your business idea will work online/digitally- Choose the right business model for your proposition and avoid wasting time- Assess demand, viability and uncover untapped needs and gaps in the market- Build a usable, engaging website and mobile app- Create a buzz using social networking- Drive high quality traffic to your site and convert visitors into paying customers- Use search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) tools effectively- Raise finance and protect your business- Build and maintain a strong brand- Recruit and retain a strong team- Sell the business or find a suitable successor.
Reviews for the book:
" "If you want advice on starting your own internet business, don't ask me, read this book instead. It is more up-to-date and costs far less than a good lunch." "Nick Jenkins, Founder of Moonpig.com""
""This book excels in providing practical guidance on how to create a successful digital business which exceeds customer expectations and keeps customers happy each step of the way." "Scott Weavers-Wright, CEO of Kiddicare.com, and MD of Morrison.com (non-food)""If you read just one book on digital business, make it this one... It is inspirational, informative and interactive in equal measure. Highly recommended " "Rowan Gormley, Founder and CEO of NakedWines.com
""Interspersed with inspiring and useful stories from successful entrepreneurs, this book can help aspiring business owners through a step-by-step process of refining their start-up ideas and building a solid business." "Elizabeth Varley, Founder and CEO of TechHub
This book is written for you if you want to get to grips with your marketing but you need a helping hand. It's packed with powerful tips, proven tools and many real-life examples and case studies. If you're looking for commonsense marketing advice that you can implement immediately, you'll find it on every page. You'll learn how to: plan and review your marketing activities, write brilliant copy that generates sales, write sales letters that sells, effectively troubleshoot when your marketing is not delivering, make your website a magnet for visitors and loads more!
Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying wedding photography business from your home.
"Every entrepreneur should read this book, ideally before they
start their next business. The insights into finance and financial
planning should help the entrepreneur not make many of the mistakes
I did "
"An exhaustive and invaluable resource for companies seeking
funding at any stage of their life cycle."
""Get Financing Now" is a must for every entrepreneur starting a
business or growing a business. . . . Although an easy and
enjoyable read, the information and insight Charles Green provides
isn't sugar coated. It is relevant and timely in today's economic
challenging times. It seemed that every page had at least one
'golden nugget' that an entrepreneur could literally 'take to the
"Charles Green's new book "Get Financing Now" is a real-world
description of what small-business owners must know to fund startup
or growth, and improves the probability for small-business owners
to get the funding they need."
"Charles Green is a change agent for entrepreneurs in the field
of acquiring financing and capital. He has written the premier
guide to help entrepreneurs through the changes needed to acquire
capital in the new marketplace thrust upon us by the great
recession. I highly recommend "Get Financing Now.""
"A fantastic read To the point and explains business terms for
laymen--helps grasping the concept easily. Love it "
This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you need to successfully launch and grow your own home-based pet grooming business. You'll get practical, real-world advice on every aspect of setting up and maintaining a thriving business.
Everything you need to know to run a profitable and satisfying personal chef business from your home.
Do you want to achieve a long-held dream or reach a life-changing goal? That big promotion or fulfilling new job? That business you want to start? That exciting new life in the sun? That amazing idea you long to put into action? Are you held back by fears that you haven't got what it takes? You may not realise it but your personality, character, experiences, skills and even your personal circumstances are all fantastic tools and assets which you can use to create the life and career you've always wanted. All you need to do is identify and make use of them. In Already Brilliant, bestselling author Rachel Bridge will help you work out what you want to do, and show you how to get there by playing to the strengths you already possess. Packed with practical tips, ideas and interviews with successful people in all walks of life, and supported by academic research, Already Brilliant will show you how to find a way of working that suits you best, how to begin developing good habits and how to overcome any obstacles standing in your way. And even better, how to turn those obstacles into advantages that will help rather than hinder you. You don't have to stay stuck in your rut. You don't have to live with the choices you have made. With this book, you can start afresh and make the changes you need to get to where you want to be. It's time to get going.
The best family business has one member. Weekends are for working, not playing golf or coaching. Never pay your vendors on time. Wear your control-freak badge with pride. Out denial: If your business is failing during a recession, it's your fault. George Cloutier's controversial rules for doing business aren't taught at Harvard Business School. The founder and CEO of American Management Services and "the leading advocate for small business" (Reuters), Cloutier has spent more than thirty years guiding business owners through the tough choices that line the road to profitability. Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing is the long-overdue wake-up call for 23 million small- and midsize-business owners across America. This book serves up the hard-boiled, unadulterated truth to aspiring and established entrepreneurs, without apologies. His no-nonsense advice may be hard to hear at times, but it works.
Create your "someday" life TODAY
"Get ready to let your dreams take flight Tamara taught me
things I wish I'd known years ago; it would have saved me a lot of
time and money."
"A heart-pounding read for entrepreneurs who want answers to all
those nagging questions. Read it and fly."
With the app market exploding, app designers will need a solid how-to guide to help them start their home-based business. This book will guide the reader through all the steps from design to marketing.
Why do some small businesses succeed while others fail?
That is the question one young entrepreneur faces in this illuminating business parable for our times. "Loops" reveals the soul-searching story of Tony, a business student who doesn't understand why he can't quit school and work in the family business.
Then his professor surprises him with an unusual final exam-- a twelve-week, summer-long study of the small businesses in his local area. This simple real-world assignment opens Tony's eyes to the most important lessons an entrepreneur can learn, such as how to: Manage "experience zones" Build strong customer relations through "vision moments" Standardize key processes for employees Innovate, improve, and maintain quality Accomplish real results by "closing the loops"
As you follow Tony's journey, you'll receive a week-by-week crash course on the seven essential loops for small business. You will learn how to distinguish yourself from the competition, improve your operations, and close the loops. Best of all, you'll discover innovative ways to apply the loops concept to every challenge you face, with every endeavor, in any economy.
When you close the loops, you open the door--to limitless opportunities.
The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time
As a small business owner, you may find yourself overwhelmed with endless chores, decisions, and day-to-day responsibilities. Communicating clearly with everyone from vendors to employees is critical to your success. "Perfect Phrases for Managing Your Small Business" provides the phrases you'll need to take charge, perform your tasks, and succeed in these trying times. Inside you'll find: Hundreds of quick, ready-to-use concepts and phrases for nearly every business situation Targeted coverage on topics, from starting your business to hiring and motivating employees to dealing with challenging customer situations How to market and sell your products and services
You may like...
Winning The Unfair Fight - How Your…
Sam Hazledine Paperback
The Art Of Hustling - Sell Or Surrender
DJ Sbu Paperback
The Other End Of The Telescope - How To…
Ian Russell Paperback
Small Business Management - Launching…
Justin Longenecker, Nkoana Radipere Paperback
IFRS For Small And Medium-Sized Entities…
Caroline Dubourg, Samantha Gomez, … Paperback
Swimming With Sharks - Simple Business…
Gavin Moffat Paperback
And For All These Reasons... I'm In…
Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, … Hardcover (1)
What It Takes - How I Built a $100…
Raegan Moya-Jones Paperback (1)
The Messy Middle - Finding Your Way…
Scott Belsky Paperback (1)
Zero to One - Notes on Start Ups, or How…
Blake Masters, Peter Thiel Paperback (1)