Bad Startup Funding Strategy

Nearly every startup seeks funding of some sort. For those going to others for investment — be it friends or family, bank loans, angel investors, venture capital, or some other form — most go about it the wrong way. …


Government Grants Scams

Government grants scams are difficult to spot and easily to fall for. Today’s post will teach you how to spot grant scams, and most importantly, how to beat grant scams by not falling for them in the first place.

First, government grants are difficult to get. On average, only about…


Creating A Cash Flow Statement For Business Owners
Creating A Cash Flow Statement For Business Owners

The cash flow statement is a financial document that outlines all cash coming in and out of business during a set period.

When you create a cash flow statement, it creates a picture that offers an overall assessment of the health of a business — an excellent convincing point for…


Crypto Fundraising

Today we are going to explore funding your startup with cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency has been making waves in recent years. By definition, cryptocurrency is a type of digital asset that facilitates exchanges through secure financial encryptions and verifications. Over the years, cryptocurrency (“crypto” for short) has evolved as a means to…


Rejected Business Grant Proposals
Why Business Grant Proposals Are Rejected?

In this post, I’m going to explain some of the top reasons why business grant proposals are rejected, and more importantly, steps you can take to increase your chances of winning a business grant.

The U.S. Federal government awards anywhere from $600 billion to more than $700 billion in grants…


Letters of Commitment-Grant Proposal
Letters of Commitment

Grants are great because they provide cities, states, nonprofits, law enforcement agencies and other types of organizations to get the funding they need to implement programs and initiatives, without having to pay that money back. …


Main Street Growth Bill can drive funding for startups

The Main Street Growth Bill is an act sponsored by Rep. Scott Garrett. The primary aim of the bill is to create a secondary market called “venture exchanges” specifically for venture capital investments. This will help “early adopter” investors in startups to sell their shares. …


Small business versus micro-business

While large-scale companies will always dominate the business playing field and account for the lion’s share, it cannot be denied that the number of start-ups, small and micro businesses is steadily increasing. …


More and more women are launching their own startups

Women are taking the social spotlight in more ways than one. Whether it’s in the academe, medicine, the judiciary or politics, women are carving names out for themselves. Business is one of those spheres that has seen the steady rise of women in the corporate ladder. …


Five Traits that Make Women Great Entrepreneurs

As Women’s History Month ends, I’d like to end the month with an exploration of some of the key traits that make women great entrepreneurs.

Overall, women have come a long way, and if there is one realm where more and more women are taking the spotlight, it’s the world…

Ron Flavin

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