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Articles Tagged - entrepreneur

5 Ways to be a Better Entrepreneur this New Year

By Startup Valley, Posted in Entrepreneurs

A new year means you will be accosted with new opportunities and various other possibilities for change and growth. Given that knowledge, preparation is key. To be a better entrepreneur of time and money this year, take these five steps:Step 1: FocusBegin each day focused. Take the time to actually visualize and consider those things laid out for you. If there are regular expectations, contemplate how to effectively and efficiently get them done. If there’s a meeting to attend, or a report due, focus... read more.

5 Reasons Why New Entrepreneurs Should Consider Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Entrepreneurs

In times when traditional sources of capital are drying up, smart startups have turned to crowdfunding as an exciting alternative to traditional investors—one with the power to change the entire economic landscape in favor of small businesses. The concept of equity crowdfunding is fairly simple to understand. Title III of the JOBS Act allows anyone to become an equity investor. Previously, a start-up in need of funding had a very limited number of investors they might persuade to contribute money to... read more.

4 Ways to Raise Exposure for Your Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

If you've taken the time to develop a lucrative idea into a viable business opportunity, the next step is usually to begin raising awareness of your brand or product. Entrepreneurs who take the time to learn about ideal marketing practices may feel that they've covered all of their bases, but that initial recognition that you need to really take off is one of the most challenging parts of successfully launching your startup. Use these valuable methods to properly position your company.Establish Your Busines... read more.

Why Should I Use an Equity Crowdfunding Portal?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Modern-day communication methods have made it easier for people to connect with one another. As a result, many are changing the way that they seek investments for their business ventures as well. Equity crowdfunding is a powerful example of how the world of investing is rapidly changing. Since the internet has made it easier for people to connect with new businesses that inspire them, equity crowdfunding is likely to have a major impact on entrepreneurship. Financing deals on StartupValley remains in a pend... read more.

Will 2014 Be the Year of Equity Crowdfunding?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The emerging trend in equity crowdfunding promises to make 2014 a positive year for businesses that struggle with other financing sources. StartupValley is a valuable resource for small businesses that are trying to turn an idea into a reality. Read on to find out what makes 2014 an ideal year to succeed with the help of equity crowdfunding. 1. Investors are becoming more interested in helping out entrepreneurs with a strong social conscious. More investors these days are interested in helping out new bus... read more.

Title III of the JOBS Act Underway: Everything You Need to Know

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding revolution has democratized the once exclusive realm of capital investment, and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act, has established regulations to further level the playing field.Title III of the JOBS Act, which is projected to be fully implemented in the late spring or early summer of 2014, will finally allow non-accredited investors to support new startups. Platforms such as StartupValley are already allowing aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their project... 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.

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.

Vote for Startups Fueling Big Business at SXSW 2014

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

SXSW 2014 will be held on March 7-16, 2014 in Austin, TX. The powerful conference is known for showcasing up-and-coming musicians, underground movies and new tech startup businesses. Since 2007, SXSW has considered proposals as part of their program for SXSW Interactive. The PanelPicker was originally designed by Lindsey Simon, but has been redesigned by SXSW employees. The interface has been streamlined, while offering rich media content such as videos, informative presentations and documents.Do you want t... read more.

Grow Your Business Through Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in About StartupValley

In exchange for an ownership stake in your business, hundreds or thousands of investors will be able to line up to give your company the funding it needs to get off the ground, fulfill a large order or simply complete the first prototype of your new product. A Steady Pool of InvestorsOne of many reasons why equity crowdfunding can be such a great way to grow your business is because you can create a steady flow of investors. While some don't mind investing in a new idea before it is fully developed, other... read more.

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