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Articles tagged: Raising Capital

Do You Read Malcom Gladwell Do You Read the Financial Times Do You Watch Porn

Do You Read Malcom Gladwell? Do You Read the Financial Times? Do You Watch Porn?

Even if you despise porn, there’s money and profit within the industry. Rick Rosenbloom, a Financial Poise Faculty member, leveraged his capital relationships, talents, and moxy to get Wall Street to invest in an industry it originally refused to touch.

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Leonardo DiCaprio the Investor: Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

Leonardo DiCaprio the Investor: Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

We know Leonardo DiCaprio the actor, but do you know his venture capitalist side? Leonardo DiCaprio’s investments don’t always sail smoothly, but his decisions when dealing with venture capital can be a guide for others following a similar course.

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How Startup Accelerators Work to Grow Early-Stage Businesses

There are many avenues for fundraising, but accelerator programs come with unique resources. Find out how startup accelerators work to provide expertise and investments.

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Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Their Effects on 4 Types of Equity Offerings

Four types of equity offerings issued by LLCs & corporations have benefits & drawbacks for investors. Learn about stock, LLC units and convertible debt.

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Lessons from Shark Tank: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

Pitching to investors is nothing like it looks on reality tv, but entrepreneurs and investors can still learn lessons from Shark Tank theatrics.

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Why Business Crowdfunding is About Brand, Not Product

A crowdfunding campaign promises a product, but business crowdfunding or crowd finance promises investors a trusted brand and ROI.

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How to Get Venture Capital Funding

Position your company to get funding through VC investments with these steps for creating a financial model for potential investors.

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Dollar bills like this are part of what alternative lenders and debt loans offer in the way of high Interest rates

When Is it Appropriate to Take on a High Interest Rate Debt Loan?

High interest rate debt may not be as bad as you think. Learn what alternative lenders and a high interest debt loan can do for your business.

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6 Important Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

A long or hyperbolic business plan can turn off investors quickly. Eliminate red flags with these six important business plan tips. 

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What is the JOBS Act: 2019 Primer for the Private Company C-Suite Executive

A concise guide to each section of the JOBS Act and its effects on investors of various sizes interested in the private capital markets.

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