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Articles Tagged - startup

Tips to Create a Successful Business

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

Was your resolution this New Year to start your own business? If you're still determined, you're further along than others who gave up their 2015 goals on January 2.Creating and maintaining a healthy business is a constant endeavor. You always need to measure what went well, what didn't, and what you learned from those experiences.Forbes says 80 percent of businesses close down within the first year. Don't become a statistic; start your business off right with these tips.Do your researchAre you planning to... read more.

Most Popular Types of Crowdfunds

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

According to Forbes.com the crowdfunding industry grew to $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013. Crowdfunding campaigns, steadily gaining popularity, are responsible for the launch of movies, new technologies and for sizable donations to charitable organizations and social causes. There are a variety of crowdfunding types, with the following being the most popular.RewardsRewards based crowdfunding, a common type of crowdfunding for creative projects, offer incentives to donators based on funds given. Within this t... read more.

Top Crowdfunding Trends Every Entrepreneur Should Know

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is expected to be live by the end of 2014. It's become clear that the model of crowdfunding really is here to stay, and that it has the potential to completely transform the way people do business. Even more exciting for small startups is the fact that, due to the 2012 JOBS Act, the principles of crowdfunding can now be applied to investing as well. Equity crowdfunding tosses out the old stringent restrictions against companies soliciting investments from the public, meaning greater fre... read more.

A Guide to Equity Crowdfunding for Your Tech Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

In the (hopefully) near future, non-accredited individuals who wish to invest in a startup will have the opportunity to participate in a new way of investing in exchange for equity in a company, better known as equity crowdfunding. In the past, only those who had access to large amounts of capital were in a position to invest using rules from the JOBS Act. Because of the passage of the JOBS Act, most notably Title III, a more diverse group of people will be able to partake in equity crowdfunding as well.New... 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.

StartupValley to Attend the SXSW 2014 Conference

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

StartupValley will be attending and exhibiting the SXSW 2014 Conference. Be sure to check us out in “Startup Corner” at booth #1444! The event will be held on March 7-16, 2014 in Austin, TX. The conference is known for showcasing up-and-coming musicians, underground movies, and new tech startup businesses. Pushing for innovation, inspiration and creativity, the SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival allows new technology and industry leaders to bring forth ideas and technologies.StartupValley aims to... read more.

How to Gain Publicity for Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

While the giants of industry such as ConAgra Foods, General Electric and IBM may loom over their pygmy competitors, the tens of thousands of smaller, lesser-known startups that dot the United States tend to be the main movers of economic activity. Virtually any startup will soon encounter the necessity for declaring its dawning presence in a crowded field of competitors who are all chasing the same investment capital. Effective publicity is the art of politely yelling, "We're here, and we're ready for busi... 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.

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.

Preparing Your Business for Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

What Is Equity Crowdfunding? It is crucial that your business is aware of the difference between a donation, reward, and equity crowdfunding. Donation based is simply a gift which does not need to be repaid. Rewards based crowdfunding allows you to accept money in exchange for offering a gift or reward based on different investment levels. Often times, that reward is a copy of the product that your company created. However, equity crowdfunding allows startups to offer shared equity in their company to a gr... read more.

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