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5 Steps to Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding can be loosely defined as the activity of leveraging a large pool of people and raising small amounts of money from them to fund an idea or business proposition. The global crowdfunding industry according to research doubled to over $34 billion in 2015 and is poised to overtake VC investment numbers by the end of this year. While crowdfunding is an extremely popular and interesting investment seeking method, raising money is never easy and requires a well planned strategy to be in place. We have highlighted five key steps, which if activated properly by entrepreneurs can improve chances of crowdfunding success. STEP

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Startup Funding Roadmap – Pitching to Investors

Organic Growth Strategies for Start-ups

Every business should have a specific growth strategy in order to survive, progress and earn revenues. Businesses without growth strategies can be hit by unexpected adversity. A growth strategy can be organic or inorganic in nature. While usually acquisition strategies are undertaken by more mature businesses, investors typically look for organic growth numbers to review and evaluate the overall development of a new company. Organic growth for a business is a balanced and step-by-step technique created through the utilization of its own resources, leading to a sustainable increase in sales and revenues.  It is also very important for an organization

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Know Your Investors: Customize Your Business Plans

The key step in scaling up your venture is to acquire external funding. While newer and more affable avenues of funding are opening up the competition among fund seekers are also rising exponentially. Let me be very categorical here, investors whether it’s a bank or a private investment houses like venture capitalists or angel investor are in the business of investing. It has become almost impossible to raise funding just on the idea itself. A lot of factors play before a successful investment deal is made. Not all ventures qualify for all kinds of investors. Your business plan and financial projections and

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An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma- When to scale up your business

Over the years of our working with entrepreneurs, we have noticed that while there is generally a robust understanding about the start up process and funding requirements, things seem to taper down when it comes to scaling up of the business. While a valid argument is that entrepreneurs seldom get time to think about the “next-step”, in essence it is essential to plan for expansion early in the business life cycle. A robust business plan where key milestones and triggers are well defined goes a long way in supporting this process. Typically, most start up enterprises goes through a series

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Four Building Blocks for a Successful Business Plan

Business planning is becoming an integral part of the startup ecosystem. A well crafted business plan   gives shape to budding ideas, showcases the unique proposition of the business and highlights the fiscal potential that might attract potential investors to fund the project. At times entrepreneurs draft or invest in business plans which are limited to being large sized documents filled with architectural theories, sample ideas, the same old strategies and lots of irrelevant financial calculations. Now we know why 9 out of 10 new ventures or business struggle to survive.   A business plan is not just a theoretical constant

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Solving The Startup Puzzle – what every ENTREPRENEUR must do

What do investors look for in your business plan? – Startup Funding

“ A killer business plan does not guarantee funding but definitely increases your chances to get funding.” Funding depends on a lot more factors than just a business plan. For example, the management team, business model, risk associated and various other factors influences the decision of an investor. With our experience of working with over 250 entrepreneurs across 40 countries, we can definitely vouch that in today’s competitive landscape having a well-documented business plan is definitely a key to attract investor’s attention. Each investor has specific preferences on the business plan format based on the sector they specialize in or

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Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – Idea to Implementation

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