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6 Things Investors Look For In a Startup (Infographic)

6 Things Investors Look For in a Startup Infographic

Many entrepreneurs and startups ask us, “What do investors look for in a startup?”, and while in the past we’ve discussed the various types of startup capital and sources of startup capital, we thought we would take the time to outline the factors that many investors look for in a startup. While there are different […]

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Why Startups Need an Initial Investment to Get the Ball Rolling

Within the nascent equity crowdfunding space we have seen some clear patterns when it comes to funding trends.  Crowdfunding is brand new.  Equity crowdfunding is even newer – the SEC guidelines aren’t even finalized yet! Investors that can participate in private offerings through crowdfunding are going to be extra risk averse when it comes to […]

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5 Keys to Equity Crowdfunding Success

keys to equity crowdfunding success

  Even for individuals that are not in the industry, it’s really hard to even go a few hours, let alone a whole day, without seeing a headline referring to crowdfunding. A highly popular and new form of fundraising, crowdfunding is changing the landscape of entrepreneurship and business. After the passing of the JOBS Act […]

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Quiz- Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Quiz

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”- Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter With 8 out of 10 businesses failing within the first 18 months, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. The most recognized companies we know today were once startups themselves, and every founder will tell […]

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5 Beginner Tips For Angel Investing

Angel investor: A wealthy individual who provides capital for an early-stage business, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. Some angel investors organize themselves into angel groups to share research, pool their investment capital, and provide advice. Have you ever thought about angel investing in startups or early-stage companies? With recent startup IPOs […]

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Nine Key Terms To Know In A Term Sheet

Term sheet: A non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. A term sheet serves as a template to develop more detailed legal documents. Once the parties involved reach an agreement on the details laid out in the term sheet, a binding agreement or contract that conforms to […]

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OpenSchool ePortfolio- Improving Student Assessment Methods In Classrooms

Editor’s Note: This is part of our “RoC Startup Series” where we interview some of the exciting startups listed on the Return on Change platform. We talk with the company’s founder(s) and find out what makes their business so amazing!  OpenSchool ePortfolio is introducing a new, holistic way of tracking student assessment in the classrooms. Founded […]

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7 Secrets Every Startup Should Know

There are things that every startup needs no matter what field it operates in or what business it is pursuing. Sounding Boards – Every startup should have multitudes of sounding boards that provide feedback on your idea and help you refine it and continuously improve it.  Almost guaranteed that a startup’s initial idea will need […]

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Startup Founders Need Holidays Too

  The holiday season is not time for you to sit down and crank even harder. Period. It’s a time for you to take a load off and spend time with family and friends.  There’s a good reason modern civilization still celebrates holidays amidst growing atheism and a lack of appreciation for the things we […]

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Five “Easy” Pieces…. to a Startup

That’s right…..”easy” – RoC CFO, Doug Smith shares some advice on the 5 pieces NEEDED for Startup life.   1. Of significant importance, support (ESPECIALLY spousal support), is essential to beginning your own business. Believe it or not, you are going  to be married to your new business and you better be sure your significant other […]

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