Finance

Amex earmarks $100m for investment in digital commerce startups

By at November 10, 2011 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by finextra Credit card giant American Express has set up a $100 million fund to invest in digital commerce startups. Amex, like rivals Visa and MasterCard, says it recognises that the payments industry is undergoing fundamental change as commerce moves... Read more »

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Small Business: Turning ‘What’s That?’ Into ‘Must Have’

By at November 9, 2011 | 5:49 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by  ANITA HAMILTON via Time  A look at the innovative ways small businesses are adapting and growing in a changing economic climate The BodyMedia Fit CORE armband BODYMEDIA How do you launch a consumer gadget that doesn’t fit into any established... Read more »

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10 FINANCIAL MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN BOOTSTRAPPING YOUR STARTUP

By at October 29, 2011 | 4:38 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by YFS MAGAZINE More than 70% of the nation’s startups use personal savings or assets as a primary source of funding when starting a business (WSJ Consumer Finances Study). Yet many are unaware of the potential pitfalls and mistakes they should avoid when... Read more »

Business planning , Finance , Key lessons , Startup marketing , Startups

Blog: Tech Weekly Tech City Talks #2

By at October 29, 2011 | 3:41 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by TechCity UK The second of the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast talks on Tech City took place on Monday evening, this time focusing on the issue of innovation and entrepreneurship and looking at ‘what government, investors and the people at the coalface... Read more »

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Investment, Company Structure and Marketing

By at October 27, 2011 | 11:57 pm | 0 Comment

On 24th October 2011 we hosted our first Startup Masterclass on Investment, Company Structure and Marketing.  We started running these Masterclasses to bring together startups and professionals who help startups to grow in one room. It looks like the first attempt was a... Read more »

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TSH Startup Masterclass: Why You Don’t Need Investment

By at October 27, 2011 | 2:41 am | 0 Comment

TSH Startup Masterclass: Why You Don’t Need Investment View more presentations from Techmeetups Key points and highlights from Andrew Lockley’s presentation “Why you shouldn’t raise investment seriously, it will kill your business!” Take money from... Read more »

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TSH Startup Masterclass: Introduction to Marketing

By at October 27, 2011 | 2:11 am | 2 Comments

TSH Startup Masterclass: Introduction to Marketing View more presentations from Techmeetups Key points and highlights from Chris Winstanley’s presentation “Marketing your Startup, a very short introduction”. Charging monthly recurring fees can work really well -... Read more »

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Infographic – US Startup Funding by the Numbers

By at October 24, 2011 | 1:50 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by mikelebus via angelinvestmentnetwork In many cases, money is a key fertilizer for startup growth. Many startups, and many more small businesses, fund themselves through traditional bank loans. Others exchange portions of their companies for an influx of... Read more »

Business models , Business planning , Finance , Key lessons , Startups

Failed Startup Lessons From Indivly Founder (formerly messageAMP)

By at October 14, 2011 | 4:47 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by John Clark via BostInnovation As I’m preparing to permanently redirect messageAMP.com to indivly.com I couldn’t help but leave a comment in reflection. messageAMP was a B2B focused contest/promotional platform.  The intention was to sell the... Read more »

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Securing VC money: US or UK?

By at October 13, 2011 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Rich Martell via RB Should he stay or should he go? Floxx founder Rich Martell argues why he's better off heading to the US to raise VC funding. For two weeks in October, Floxx founder Rich Martell will head to the US to try and secure investment from... Read more »

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