Allocating Equity for Success

For most startup businesses, offering money to partners isn’t an option. Instead, most entrepreneurs will offer the potential of the business by offering equity. How can one be sure however, that the equity of a company is being divided in a strategic and smart manner?

Weston Bergmann, the lead investor in BetaBlox, offers four different […]

May 29th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Allocating Equity for Success|

Smart phones sync small businesses with success

The smart phone has innovated the way that individuals communicate with one another. Whether it’s Snapchat, Instagram, or Facetime, the smart phone should be seen as a revolutionary tool that has truly changed Western society. It should be no surprise then, that smart phones have revolutionized entrepreneurs’ approach to small businesses as well.

The Associated […]

May 27th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Smart phones sync small businesses with success|

Is Public Relations Necessary For a Start-up?

Start-up businesses have to consider how to invest their precious, finite resources. Whether a business owner is considering investing in advertising or marketing, public relations is a factor that is too often neglected.

The answer may be more complex than a simple yes or no. According to Taryn Langer, co-founder of Moxie Communications Group, it depends on […]

May 22nd, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Is Public Relations Necessary For a Start-up?|

Raising a Victor: Cesar De Alba

A two-year old horse galloped along the track at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Cesar De Alba (sponsored by Overnite Capital) riding the young Off Beat to a respectable fifth place. The race was aptly named Kindergarten Futurity, a competition for two-year old horses. It was Off Beat’s third race, and while it was a […]

May 20th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Raising a Victor: Cesar De Alba|

Building a dynamic business website

As discussed on this blog before, utilizing SEO and pay-per-click marketing are both important methods toward drawing customers to a business’ website. Once customers begin heading to a website however, it’s important for a business owner to ensure that they’ve invested enough in their web presence to seal the deal.

Business owners should be aware […]

May 15th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Building a dynamic business website|

why small businesses need accurate finance records

For small business owners, quarterly payments may be seen as a painful, joyless endeavor. While many individuals have the opportunity to pay their personal taxes on April 15 and then relax until the next year, business owners aren’t provided the same luxury.

With that being said, there are several reasons why small business owners should […]

May 8th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on why small businesses need accurate finance records|

Applying Market Research in the Digital Age

Market research is deeply rooted in the history of modern business institutions. Charles Coolidge Parling, considered the “father of marketing and commercial research”, first pioneered market research in the early 1920’s.

In the modern day however, a simple question emerges for the business owner and entrepreneur: how does one distill market research information into digestible and […]

May 6th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Applying Market Research in the Digital Age|
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    Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses

Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses

Beyond the optimistic predictions of the Federal Reserve or Keynesian economists, there has been skepticism among small businesses and start ups about the health of the economy. This seems to have changed however, as recent polls conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom show a greater degree of confidence among start ups.

The […]

May 1st, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses|

Student Loans and young entrepreneurs

For the aspiring young entrepreneur, there is no greater bane to his or her personal dreams and aspirations than student debt.

Already, there are clear signs that student debt have significant impacts on personal spending habits. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group reports for example, that “homeownership rates between 2003 and […]

April 29th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Student Loans and young entrepreneurs|

Finance through factoring, not family

For the aspiring entrepreneur, one of the hardest questions that must be tackled is finding a source of capital. The previous posts have covered methods such as crowd-funding and bank loans. There is however, one obvious option that has not been covered: asking friends and family members for financing.

The first and most important aspect of asking […]

April 24th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finance through factoring, not family|