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Q&A with Ross Blankenship, Expert VC
8Sep
Q&A with Ross Blankenship, Expert VC
On Tuesday, September 5, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Blankenship in a Q&A-style webinar to talk about what he looks for in startup investment opportunities.
7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Employee #1
1Sep
7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Employee #1
They say “the more, the merrier,” and in most cases it is undeniably true. But for a tight-knit team of founders, widening the circle to bring in your first employee is a big—sometimes daunting—milestone.
Meet Ross Blankenship, Managing Partner & CEO at Angel Kings
25Aug
Meet Ross Blankenship, Managing Partner & CEO at Angel Kings
Ross D. Blankenship is an expert venture capitalist, 6x best-selling author on investing, and angel investor in America's top startups.
What the SBA Needs to Know About Your Personal Finances
17Aug
What the SBA Needs to Know About Your Personal Finances
For some, a great idea for a business comes a lot easier than the capital needed to get started. This has led to one of the most important ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) supports business owners.
3 Essential Financial Reports for Your Small Business Bookkeeping
21Jun
3 Essential Financial Reports for Your Small Business Bookkeeping
When it comes to running a business, these three bookkeeping statements are foundational in assessing your financial performance.
Need To Finance a Startup? Start By Building Up Your Credit
12May
Need To Finance a Startup? Start By Building Up Your Credit
Nothing is more frustrating than knowing you’ve got a million dollar idea and no money to put into it. But this is a common situation.
The Small Business Owner’s 3 Steps to Being a Better Borrower
9Dec
The Small Business Owner’s 3 Steps to Being a Better Borrower
Access to capital is a challenge for many small businesses. Nevertheless, there are more business loan options available today than ever before—provided...
Your Best Loan Options, If Your Business Needs Cash Fast
3Nov
Your Best Loan Options, If Your Business Needs Cash Fast
At times you may feel like your business is moving at the speed of light (more than 186,000 miles per second). Business loans, on the other hand, have been a different story.
Will America Remain the Best Destination for Entrepreneurs?
19Oct
Will America Remain the Best Destination for Entrepreneurs?
Editor’s Note: When choosing the next president or voting in any election, business owners must put aside personal opinions or beliefs and realize the broader implication of their decisions.
How Fintech Has Opened the Doors for Small Business Funding
4Aug
How Fintech Has Opened the Doors for Small Business Funding
The prevalence and capabilities of technology have made it possible for even a 2-year-old to benefit from these innovations, but, as progress continues forward at a rapid pace, these children will one day consider our highest tech antiquated.
How First-Year Startups Can Build a Useful Business Budget
20Jul
How First-Year Startups Can Build a Useful Business Budget
Even before launch day one thing is certain: It costs money to start and run a business. We all intuitively know this to be true because we know that simply existing in the world (as a business or individual) comes with expenses.
How Goal-Oriented Accounting Can Drive Business Growth
28Jun
How Goal-Oriented Accounting Can Drive Business Growth
Sorry to put you on the spot like that and don’t let it make you sweat. Truth be told, an estimated 90 percent of small businesses are unable to produce dependable financial statements when prompted. And it’s probably safe to assume that even if they could access accurate finances, most small teams wouldn’t know how to turn those numbers into business insights to put into action.
How to Build Marketing Into Your Small Business Budget
17Jun
How to Build Marketing Into Your Small Business Budget
You’ve already built your business around quality products and services, but all too often owners make the mistake of believing these will sell themselves.
Selling Your Business? How Your Accountant Can Help
2Jun
Selling Your Business? How Your Accountant Can Help
Let’s say you’ve decided to sell your business. After determining that your company is fit to be offered for sale, your team is ready, and you’re mentally prepared for the months ahead, you have four primary objectives:
The Best Credit Cards for Financing Your Small Business
9May
The Best Credit Cards for Financing Your Small Business
A business credit card or charge card (if used wisely) can be a huge help for businesses that need help bridging cash flow from month to month