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Find Venture Capital

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Vince Occhipinti explains how his firm makes investment decisions.   More...

Think Big

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Bill Wiedemann raised $18 million with two rounds of venture capital.

Finance Without A Bank

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There are no business startup bank loans.  Every founder who wins money from a banker to get going had personal assets to use as collateral.  Or, they might have been lucky to convince a friend or family member to co-sign on a loan.  Laurie Synder, founder of Flap Happy, had to look beyond banks to make her darling hats. More...

Find Like-Minded People

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With a clearly defined mission, it is easy to find others who think like you think.

Leave Profits In The Business

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Most small business owners have to bootstrap their startup and that discipline tends to carry forward so the company can grow with its own cash.

Start Small

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You can start a business on a wing and a prayer and if you start small enough you can shield yourself  from major disappointment or financial loss.

Work, Work, Work

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Starting a business from scratch is almost impossible.  You need the right idea at the right time,  the right people and the physical energy of a nuclear power plant.    More...

Attract Money With A Great Idea

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Fess Parker says that he learned from Walt Disney about the power of ideas.  

Prepare For A Long-Term Ramp Up

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NoUVIR is the second company launched by the Millers so they knew it would be difficult.  More...

Fund The Dreams Of Others

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Most people tend to ask, "Why should I fund the dreams of others?"  People like  Remigius Shatas ask,  "Why not?"  For him,  it extends his life-long work.  Meet  Remigius as he shares his wisdom.