For Entrepreneurs

Social media week returns to Miami from September 22nd to 26th; a great opportunity for small and micro business owners to understand virtual marketing . Do not miss the opportunity to get new tools for your business. Enter Miami Social Media Week 

OUR MicroLending Files a 2nd Regulation A with the SEC

Do to the great success Our MicroLending had with the first issue of their Investment Certificates, the board of directors of the MFI have decided to file for a second qualification of a Regulation A offering circular to sell their signature investment product. Last week OUR MicroLending’s CEO and

Why Micro-Lending Needs A Vision Lift

By Dileep Rao When you hear “It’s not about the money,” rest assured it is about the money. Yes, this blog is about money, specifically micro-lending – and it’s not about the money. Micro-lending is about lending small amounts of money – the SBA’s limit was around $25,000 and has been

10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner

By Scott Gerber I believe there are far too few resources directly addressing the nonacademic trials and tribulations young entrepreneurs face along their journey. Whenever possible, I encourage up-and-comers and established entrepreneurs to mentor the next generation of dream-seekers; for it is thi

6 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make — And How to Avoid Them

By : Jacqueline Whitmore Anyone who has ever started a business will tell you how hard it is. First you have to create a viable product or service and prove there’s a market willing to purchase. The next step is to scale your business and make decisions critical to the future of your company. Whe

5 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From The World Cup Social Media Frenzy

By Jayson DeMers Is there a place online where the World Cup isn’t being talked about right now? I only ask because my Twitter feed is filled with hashflags and #Brazil2014. Instagram is overloaded with soccer players cheesing it up. And my Facebook feed has been taken over by people sharing the l

How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business

By Catherine Clifford Not all businesses are created equal. If you are looking to build a business that stands the test of time, then you need to be strategic, determined and patient, says Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newest head of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Prior to coming to the helm o

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

By Dwight Petres  Whether you are out at an entrepreneurship conference, mingling with friends, or you just so happen to know somebody who knows somebody who’s able to help you take your company to the next level, you’ll get this question: “What do you do for a living?”

10 Key Elements of a Perfect Investor Pitch

By Daniel Bukszpan It takes a wide-ranging skill set to be a successful entrepreneur. Your product has to be good, has to fill a niche, address a problem. Many entrepreneurs may have those boxes checked but fall short when it comes to selling the vision to an investor. It may be the greatest thing s

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

By: Murray Newlands Pitching your idea to investors, regardless if they are bankers, VCs or angels, can be intimidating, so prepare by putting yourself in the investor’s shoes. What do they look for when evaluating your company? Here is a list of the five most important things that an investor wan