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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Crowdfunding is here: Are you ready?
OConnell Brian
1/9/2012
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It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check.

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Is "locavesting" the next logical step for small business financing?
OConnell Brian
12/13/2011
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Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Pros and cons of venture capital and angel investing
OConnell Brian
11/18/2011
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We examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.

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Angel investing versus venture capital: Part I
OConnell Brian
11/17/2011
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Popular convention has it that venture capital is the most common and popular form of startup funding. But a deeper look inside the numbers reveals that angel funders, over the long haul, are much more likely than venture capital firms to provide seed money to a new business startup.

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Can entrepreneurs avoid "No Mans Land"?
OConnell Brian
10/20/2011
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In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.

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How NOT to Get Venture Funding
OConnell Brian
9/9/2011
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One big communications mistake will take you and your firm out of the running for venture capital funds.

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When a venture firm pulls the plug
OConnell Brian
8/31/2011
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What would you do if you were promised $24 million in funding – but the venture firm changed its mind?

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How to get a small business loan
OConnell Brian
8/26/2011
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Conditions are tough for new businesses, but slivers of sunlight are shooting through the clouds. Take advantage by setting the stage for a small business loan.

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Why are entrepreneurs paying too much for health insurance?
OConnell Brian
8/23/2011
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Entrepreneurs are the cream of the crop – the best innovators in the economy. So why are such smart people overpaying for health insurance?

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