Small Business Funding

Lessons on small business funding and growth

Posted Posted in Small business growth

Recently, two really interesting articles have been published regarding the difficulty of growing and/or scaling a business. The first, titled “Startups Can Be a Struggle,” summarizes the September 18, 2014 panel at Denver Start Up week led by Boulder Venture Capitalist Brad Feld, discussing the realities of managing and raising capital for emerging companies.

What is an emerging business?

Posted Posted in Law and business

Dictonary.com defines “emerging” as 1) To come forth into view 2) To come up and arise 3) To rise from an inferior point or position From my own personal experience as an entrepreneur, emerging businesses face certain issues at certain stages: 1) Emerging businesses that have not yet proved concept Proof of concept usually occurs…

No venture capital?

Posted Posted in Finance

I recently attended the Rockies Venture Club presentation entitled the “Truth About Venture Capital” where four different venture capital firms discussed their views on how they can or cannot help entrepreneurs. The participants were pretty unanimous in their view that entrepreneurs first need to be able to significantly succeed without venture capital before they are…