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Are Professional Conferences Worth It?

Today, finding information is a priority for most individuals, and that is why you will see many of them attending conferences, even in the time of coronavirus. You may be wondering, “Why should I attend a conference when I can access all the details I need at the click of a button? Are professional conferences […]

What is Venture Capital: Beyond the Basics

One of the common challenges that new businesses and startups face is funding. Where will the money for operating expenses and other necessary costs come from? Even though projected profits are high for the future, how will the bills be paid right now? Even though you’re all familiar with the idea, it’s worth revisiting that […]

A Company’s Guide to Series C Funding: Everything You Need to Know

The Series C round in funding is the fourth stage of startup funding and is considered the last stage of venture capital financing. However, some companies choose to undergo additional funding rounds. Series C funding is similar to Series B in that it relies on raising capital through the sale of preferred shares. The shares […]

Growth Hacking Courses & Certifications for Entrepreneurs

Growth hacking has become a game-changer for entrepreneurs, especially as the digital landscape continues to evolve. Keeping a competitive advantage while dealing with issues such as limited resources and constraining budgets can be difficult as businesses think about growth. With that said, growth hacking courses and other training allow companies to make better decisions that […]

Everything You Need to Know About Series B Funding

The Series B funding round in startup funding is considered the third stage of startup financing and the second stage of venture capital financing. With that in mind, this round is all about taking your company to the next level beyond the development stage. At this point, investors are focused on helping startup companies grow […]

Everything You Need to Know About Series A Funding

Series A funding generally comes after raising seed capital and is considered the startup company’s first significant round of venture capital financing. Both seed funding and Series A are similar in that financing is equity-based. The main difference between seed funding and Series A funding though is that it comes with anti-dilution provisions. Anti-dilution provision […]

A Startup’s Guide to Seed Funding: Everything You Need to Know

Seed funding is considered the first official equity stage of a startup company. It is the first set of money that a company raises. Seed funding is ultimately designed to help companies who have developed a solid business strategy grow. More specifically, seed funding helps startup companies finance the next vital steps in the business […]

Board Relations: 7 Ways to Keep Your Members Happy

The motivations behind why individuals choose to become a board member vary, but all the board members are there for a common purpose: to ensure that the company reaches its goals, executes its plans and that company is responsibly managed. Board relations, then, is all about making sure that your board members feel motivated to […]

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