Archive - December 2015

Struggling with your Business Plan?
Alternative Capital Sources For Your Business
Uncover Why Thousands of Hardworking Employees Are Quitting
Product Review: 2Modern Blu Dot Strut Table

Struggling with your Business Plan?

We Can Help! Tips for Writing a Successful Business Plan:

So you’ve got an idea. A great idea, really. You’re ready to take action and start your own business. The only problem is, you keep struggling with your business plan. Fear not, we’re here to guide you through the process!

What Are the Elements of a Business Plan?elements of a business plan
“A typical business plan is 15 to 25 pages. Its length depends on a variety of factors, such as whether your business is introducing a new product or belongs to a new industry (which requires explanation to the reader), or if you’re pitching to bankers, who generally expect to see a traditional written business plan and financials. Most business plans contain seven sections.” Be realistic with your financial analysis template, see more.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

“With a business plan, potential investors can clearly see what they’ll be getting into, and you’ll be better prepared to explain exactly why they should be a part of your vision. Organizing your thoughts into written paragraphs can force you to think about your goals more deeply than you otherwise would. It also makes your strategy more real; now, rather than …

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Alternative Capital Sources For Your Business

How Can I Raise Capital for My Business Without a Bank Loan?

If you are an entrepreneur who is trying to figure out new ways to raise capital, you’ve learned how competitive this process is. Read on to find out different and creative ways to raise your business more money without ending up in serious debt.

7 Core Principles to Raise Capital at Any Stage

running a small business
Know Your Market. Really. It seems super obvious and simple that you must ‘know your market’. But yet I watch dozens of entrepreneurs pitch their idea and not have the slightest idea who their customer really is or what market they’re playing in. You have to nail this part to stand any chance of raising funds.” Says Clate Mask, Founder of Infusionsoft.  See the full story here.

VC Funding for Your Startup

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You Have to Decide: High Impact or Small Business Entrepreneur?  You have to know going in what you really want; because you can’t have it both ways. If you go into high impact venture-backed entrepreneurship; you’re trying to build a business that’s going to scale and make people wealthy. And you’re not going to be your own boss for

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Uncover Why Thousands of Hardworking Employees Are Quitting

Ideas for Keeping Your Employees in Mind

Employees will often keep a job for benefits or a paycheck, even if they don’t love it. There are many ways to keep employees excited to go to work each day. An employer should aim to keep his workplace enjoyable, and the best way to do that is by knowing what the employees care about. The question is: what do employees care about?

Employees Care When Their Employers Carerunning a small business“What makes employees go the extra mile is the feeling of belonging to a team, of pursuing a higher purpose, of working with people who care about them as people, not as employees. When that happens, employees want to come to work. Work is more fun. Work is more rewarding. Work has meaning when we care.” Click here to read the full article about ways to show your employees you care.

Employees Care About Their Feelings Towards the Workplace
“We also have found that caring is not just about what you do for people; it is about how they feel about you and the organization. Many people will likely appreciate benefits and services such as dry-cleaning and gym memberships. We suggest, however, that employees …

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Product Review: 2Modern Blu Dot Strut Table

 If You Are in the Market for Office Furniture for Your Startup Company, These Tables Are Excellent. They Are a Great, High Quality Product at a Reasonable Price.

Blu Dot Strut tables office furniture

Blu Dot Strut tables in action in our office. Pictured here are four x-large white tables pushed together to make a large open office environment.

Every once in a while I come across office furniture that surpasses my expectations. And, I thought it would benefit our audience to know about this one. Three years ago, my company moved into a tech space environment in Stamford, CT. It is a beautiful, renovated building filled with other young, startup companies.

Before we moved, I had to look at buying or leasing office furniture. Being a digital media startup company, we didn’t want dark, traditional office furniture. We wanted furniture that was bright, fun, functional and durable. We would be sitting in an open environment with a few folks sharing tables. In doing my research, I came across the 2Modern Blu Dot Strut table . These tables have worked perfectly for our office! They are made of “lacquer on engineered wood substrate with glossy polyurethane finish and powder-coated steel legs.” They come in three sizes: …

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