Expert Tips on Raising Capital

Richard Singer, co-founder and CEO of RaiseCapital.com and RaiseCapital TV, both outlets for entrepreneurs with start-ups, or existing businesses, to connect and share ideas with an array of investors regardless of geographic location, says that besides a killer business plan and concept, there are keys to attracting funding. He shares a few tips for success: … Continue reading

Women – Time to Take The Plunge

There are more women entrepreneurs in the U.S. today than ever before, but until the recent worldwide financial crisis, it was still a different set of rules for women than for men. Can women entrepreneurs come out of the global recession having reset those rules? Absolutely! Before the onset of this economic breakdown, women entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Hiring a Friend: Help or Hurt You

When it comes to being small business owners and entrepreneurs we all know that the one way to grow is by outsourcing or delegating responsibilities to employees.  However, cash-strapped these “employees” sometimes turn out to be friends who offer to do it on the cheap or volunteer. While  it’s wonderful to have an extra  pair … Continue reading

Need Funding? Story Offers Hope, Ideas for Entrepreneurs

So, you have an idea or you are looking to expand your business but banks aren’t favorable to lending….anything at the moment and you could mortgage yourself to the hilt, and most entrepreneurs do – the risk is worth it, right? Have no fear!   You can get funding without appealing, or begging, VC’s or angel … Continue reading

Why You Can DIY PR

There’s a reason why I’m in business and that’s because I can offer extremely affordable PR strategies for small businesses, and this is how I’ve grown over the years.  It’s also led me to other business ventures.  However, as much as the economy appears to be on the up entrepreneurs and small business owners are … Continue reading

Turning Your Idea in to a Business – Fast!

How many of us are full of great business ideas?  I know I am.  Laying in bed late at night I’ve solved global problems and brought to market cutting edge products and services – all in my head.  Without so much as a fleeting thought about a real plan, I’m already dreaming of the luxury … Continue reading

How to Work With Friends and Family

OK – you’ve seen this before. You hired a friend because she needed a job and you had a position open. You reasoned that the personal relationship would make it easier because the trust was there and you’ve always liked her. Two months later, it’s a very different picture. Down the street, it’s a similar … Continue reading

So You Think You Can’t Afford A Publicist

As entrepreneurs and small business owners we’re all rejuvenated by the fresh start a new year brings. This year could be the year you take your business to new heights, but you think you can’t afford to hire professionals to help you do this. It’s not true.  Public relations can be a tremendously powerful tool … Continue reading

If It’s Answers You Want, Then That’s What We’ll Give You

Welcome to our the new blog where small business owners/experts give you the information and resources you most need to start and grow a successful business.  We know that building a business is like a field of dreams – if you build it you really hope they will come.  And they will if you have … Continue reading