Access to Capital 2014 is Here!


Well folks, it’s finally time: the 2014 Access to Capital tour has begun, and this year, our first stop is in Phoenix on March 26. In years past, we’ve visited cities like Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle to put together dynamic events to educate small business owners about the diverse opportunities they have to gain access to capital. At […]

Raising Arizona [Capital]

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A couple of weeks ago we met Robert Reed, Founder and CEO of Expose Your Biz Online, at the Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Bootcamp in Phoenix, AZ. The odd twist to this chance networking tale is that we didn’t actually meet him face-to-face. Robert’s personality as we’ve found, and you will find after perusing his […]

Party Like it’s 2013 – #DFR13

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It’s the biggest socalTECH holiday party of the year, and it’s upon us.  Tomorrow night, Digital Family Reunion 2013 (please read: all that is awesome in the tech world as we know it) will be bigger and better than ever at The Skirball Cultural Center. Join all the usual suspects in their holiday finest, but […]

Relaxed SEC Regulations a Game Changer for Startups Seeking Funding

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A vital piece of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Acts (JOBS Act) went into effect last week, drastically changing startup finance. Startups are now allowed to use advertising and other methods to gain funding from investors, a process known as “general solicitation” that was previously illegal. Finding funding is now a whole different game […]

LA Startups: Read This

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LA startups: Now is the time to strut your stuff, to show what you have been so diligently and passionately working on the last few years, months, weeks, even. Crowdfunder is kicking off the Fall 2013 CROWDFUNDxLA contest as a part of Social Media Week LA, and that means you have the chance to win a sizable […]

#TZChat with Krishna Gupta

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At TechZulu fireside chat yesterday, Krishna Gupta shared his advice on how to prepare your business for acquisition.  Having acquired his most recent company, Sortfolio, rather than starting it himself, he had lessons to share. A retired rocker, Mr. Gupta is now a fashionable entrepreneur. That was a pun. As web design has become increasingly important in the business […]

SEC Opens Door for Startups to Solicit Private Investors


Well, the SEC approved something in the JOBS Act that could affect small businesses. No, still no news on the crowdfunding front.  In a 4-1 vote, they approved hedge-funds and other companies can advertise private offerings. This means that private companies and hedge funds can appeal to the public through TV, print, radio, web, etc. […]

Need Capital? 57 Insights on Traditional Loans, Alternative Funding, Startups, and Crowdfunding

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If you missed our latest Access to Capital event in Chicago, you missed some of the best advice on raising capital available to small business owners. But you’re in luck: we recorded the four panels, scanned each one for excellent quotes, and listed them below. See what experts in various industries recommend you do when looking for […]

Startups Uncensored #37: Babak Nivi


Much can be said for the type of candor AngelList and Venturehacks co-cofounder Babak Nivi displayed at last week’s jam-packed Startups Uncensored. When listening to the startup expert and successful entrepreneur, you wouldn’t expect “started a rock band” to be among his list of past endeavors, but it appears Nivi has never been one to […]

Big Apple Takes a Bite of Small Business


We’re following Gatsby fever and heading to The Big Apple as we gear up for this year’s installment of the nation’s largest B2B trade show, Small Business Expo: New York, being held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Pier 92! This year, Small Business Expo is back, and better […]


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