Financing your Startup

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Gaining finance is a challenge for all startups – it is not uncommon to need significant investments before you are able to generate returns. While some businesses can be self-funded, other require significant investments, with launching the firm dependent upon securing outside support.

This collection of articles explores gaining funding for your startup – weather it is the right move for you, and things to be aware of regarding different finance sources.

Is external finance a good fit?

External financing is not always the best approach to growing your company. As explored the in the articles below, for many solo-entrepreneurs, and particularly those pursuing life-style businesses there is likely to be risks associated with external finance.

The benefits of retaining full ownership of your startup

Taking on outside funding is not a decision to be taken lightly. It does not necessarily match the ambitions of all entrepreneurs, nor is it always the best decision for the organization. This article explores some of the reasons to be cautious before seeking and taking on outside investors.

The benefits of retaining full ownership of your startup

Taking on outside funding is not a decision to be taken lightly. It does not necessarily match the ambitions of all entrepreneurs, nor is it always the best decision for the organization. This article explores some of the reasons to be cautious before seeking and taking on outside investors.

Gaining Finances

The importance of an elevator pitch

The elevator pitch – a description of the essence of your business’s strategy that you are able to share within about 60 seconds, or the time to go up an elevator – is critical for startups to develop. This article explains the benefits of having an elevator pitch strategy, beyond securing financing.

The importance of an elevator pitch

The elevator pitch – a description of the essence of your business’s strategy that you are able to share within about 60 seconds, or the time to go up an elevator – is critical for startups to develop. This article explains the benefits of having an elevator pitch strategy, beyond securing financing.