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Important Factors to Consider Before Launching Your Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business can be a dream come true, but many people jump in head-first too quickly. To help ensure that your new business is as successful as it could be, it is important to consider a few important factors before getting started.FundingThey say that it takes money to make money, and this is true for most new businesses. You will need capital to get started, and a cushion of cash to help you get through the initial phase of getting started doesn’t hurt. In this day in age, it is cheap... read more.

Your Crowdfunding Pitch: What to Include

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a proven method of securing funding for your startup business. Since the inception of crowdfunding, entrepreneurs have offered perks and rewards to their investors. With the upcoming approval of Title III of the JOBS Act, startup companies will be able to begin providing equity in their company in return for investment through equity crowdfunding. However, success with crowdfunding depends on a well-crafted video pitch. Your pitch must include a number of essential features, including s... read more.

What Investors Look For In a Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

Many successful startup companies are responsible for introducing a product or service to market that has made a significant impact. This is one of the core factors that most investors will consider upon making a decision to fund your business. Of course, there are plenty more important aspects to analyze, somehave been listed below.PersonalityChances are, you’re heavily focused on the product you're trying to bring to market, but investors want to know some information about you. Specifically, they a... read more.

The Advantages of Crowdfunding for Tech Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Young companies, creative entrepreneurs and technology startups have the potential to fuel vibrant economies through crowdfunding. Startup businesses will soon have increased options for raising funds from thousands of small investors to convert ideas into reality.The JOBS Act opens new funding possibilities while maintaining the delicate balance entrepreneurs must negotiate between market forces and industry production. The SEC recently proposed regulations that will allow issuers to appeal directly for fu... read more.

5 Tips to Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

Crowdfunding is a tool that helps businesses raise startup funds to begin selling new products or services. During 2012, supporters contributed about $2.7 billion to campaigns of this type. The unity and power of the crowd made it possible for many entrepreneurs to create apparel, books, gadgets, video games and other goods. However, your pitch must be strong prior to submitting your campaign on a crowdfunding portal, like StartupValley. Consider the following criteria in order to craft an effective campaig... read more.

Budgeting Tips for Startup Businesses

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

Starting a business is an exciting time in your life, but unfortunately too few potential entrepreneurs are able to generate enough revenue to keep their business afloat. The key to a successful start-up is to keep your costs low while implementing a solid plan to make a profit. If you're thinking of creating your own technology or internet startup, consider the following tips:1. Cut down on office space costs. You don't need a large office in a fancy area of town until you're at the point where you have to... read more.

Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship Crowdfunding Event Recap

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

On September 20th, 2013, The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University held a special crowdfunding event. An expert panel discussed the concept, potential and growth of crowdfunding. The main purpose of the conference was to inform attendees about Title II of the JOBS Act.Today, September 23rd, 2013 is an exciting day for many entrepreneurs across the United States of various industries, as Title II of the JOBS Act is now in effect. Essentially, businesses are now able to seek pote... read more.

Daryl H. Bryant Speaks at Montclair State University Entrepreneurship Class

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

Earlier this month- Founder and CEO of StartupValley, Daryl H. Bryant spoke at the 1st ever Montclair State University entrepreneurship class. The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, in which Bryant sits on the Advisory Board, focuses heavily on the entrepreneurial mindset and working hard to make your vision come to life. As an alumnus of MSU, Bryant strongly encouraged students to never put their dreams on hold. He is knowledgeable about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and take some n... read more.

4 Reasons Why Equity Crowdfunding Will Be Successful

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is a way of raising startup funds for your business in exchange for shared equity. Many market analysts are predicting that it will become a popular way for businesses to gather funds to get their business off the ground. Listed below are four reasons why equity crowdfunding will be successful.Low-Cost Advertising One of the main advantages for startups is they have a chance to spread the word cheaply and efficiently about their business. Social media is a critical component to the succe... read more.

Comments on Proposed Rule by SEC

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Comments on Proposed Rule: Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act.On July 10th, 2013 the SEC adopted rules pertaining to the JOBS Act signed by President Obama on April 5th, 2012. The United States Securities & Exchange Commission adopted rules that would lift the ban on general solicitation and public advertising for private deal offerings, as well as “bad actor” rules eliminating felon participation in private deal offerings. Also on July 10th, the SEC pro... read more.