Fundraising

Cash is king. No business can survive without it. So how do you fund your startup? Should you bootstrap with personal savings? Or maybe pitch some investors? Every fundraising situation is different, and while we haven’t seen absolutely everything, we do have a great deal of startup experience helping businesses of all sizes find the right type of financing. We share that experience here. If you have specific questions about startup fundraising, let us know in the comments and we’d be happy to write a post to address them.

8Feb

Starting And Selling A Startup

Zach MangumThis is an exciting guest post to have here at Startup Flavor because it is one I’ve watched unfold up close and personal. My friend Zach and I worked together for awhile at Lendio. I saw Zach slowly and organically build his business and then take the risk of quitting a good job at Lendio to pursue his startup full time. I’ve always loved their company and products and I’ve been a regular promoter of both. This is a case of some good guys (Zach, Kevin and team) finishing first — which is just awesome and made my day when I heard that the company was acquired by Infusionsoft last month. For the record, GroSocial is a social media marketing software company based out of Orem, Utah that helps small and medium-sized businesses find new customers through popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Zach has provided social media marketing services, technology, and consulting to thousands of businesses worldwide with a particular emphasis and specialty in helping small businesses. I’d recommend you follow Zach on Twitter @zachmangum.

Zach, thanks for sharing your story. I’m sure it will inspire many entrepreneuers as it has inspired me. Way to go, guys.

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22Sep
Ken Kaufman

5 Things You Don’t Want To Tell Investors

Guest post time my friends! We just heard from Scott Dinsmore in his post about how to grow subscriber traffic to your blog. I’ve tried many of his suggestions, and they work. Thanks again, Scott.

Today we have a post from a friend of mine here locally. Local doesn’t mean Ken isn’t a legit expert, though. Ken is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and speaker. He earned a Business degree from BYU and an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Finance from the University of Georgia. He founded CFOwise®, which has helped entrepreneurs raise over $100 million in debt & equity financing in the last 5 years. He currently the President and CFO of Aribex, an Inc. 5000 company. Ken tweets a lot of great content as well @_KenKaufman.

Ken has some great advice about raising money and what NOT to tell investors while doing that.

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