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5 ‘OMG Damn Easy Fundraising Exercises Every Entrepreneur Forget to Consider

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Fundraising is an extremely important exercise for every startup. Almost every entrepreneur spends lots of time and efforts to present bright picture of his/her business in front of investors. Particularly they collect facts and figures,  financials statistics and prepare pitches until either they get succeeded in convincing the investor or give up. But often they skip some basic exercises those can be vital in clinching funds from investors. Today I will try to describe some very basic exercises those should be never sidelined or neglected by an entrepreneur during fundraising efforts. These are actually basic elements of a fundraising plan.

Why you should avoid meeting an investor without doing this first, if you really want him investing in your business?

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Source: fortune.com

As we all know, an entrepreneur receives lots of advice like – please avoid this, don’t ever do that, you should focus on this, don’t run out of money & blah.., blah.., blah.. until his or her business or startup become self-sustaining and taste some success. The last one is certainly crucial and one should not neglect it. It’s possible that an entrepreneur may face difficulties to find a reliable investor whose investment funds keep the momentum going. Fundraising from investors is often considered to be a basic but complex exercise, but once you face the real market, you might feel like drowning in a mysterious world with unclear expectations. So for an entrepreneur what matters the most is, how to attract an investor and how to make him investing in the startup, but today I’ll focus on some key areas that are often critical to acquire attention of early-stage investors.

How to get investment for startup in India

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I am a regular user cum contributor at quora.com. Everyday I see plenty of users from India posting a similar sort of question about how they can get investment for startup in India and feel they are not aware of what is called ‘Angel Investors’. I often suggest them to evaluate these options but I think most of them do not understand the term itself. Recently we also published the article – Angel investors – Real angles for startup sharing the basic idea about the understanding. So in my today’s post I’ll try to give some more idea on it. How to deal with it in India specially.

10 Ways to Get Rich by Warren Buffett

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Source: warrenbuffet.com

With an estimated fortune of $62 billion, Warren Buffett is the richest man in the entire world. In 1962, when he began buying stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a share cost $7.50. Today, Warren Buffett, 78, is Berkshire’s chairman and CEO, and one share of the company’s class A stock worth close to $119,000. He credits his astonishing success to several key strategies, which he has shared with writer Alice Schroeder. She spend hundreds of hours interviewing the Sage of Omaha for the new authorized biography The Snowball. Here are some of Warren Buffett’s money-making secrets — and how they could work for you.

Angel investors – Real angles for startup

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I must say, I have seen many startups which could not sustain their momentum and failed to survive due to lack of timely funding and investments so far. Both funding and investments play vital role in business life span. For every newbie entrepreneur a burning question is how to raise the fund? or where to get more investments from? which, if remain unsolved, may result in business failure. So what should be done to avoid such situation? How funding can be raised? Confused?

OK. Let me pull the curtains up – the answer is “angel investors”. You may think, what the hell..? Now what’s this ‘angel investor’ means?

Planning your own startup? Do some homework first.

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We often see people with innovative business ideas but almost 80% don’t have plans how to turn it in a successful startup or business. They don’t have any solid plans and lack of proper planning or guidance they get failed to establish a full fledged business. Today we will try to explain what should be the first step (of course some research and planning) every entrepreneur should follow to turn the business idea into reality. We can bet if these steps are well taken care of, then the outcome will be certainly give you a clear idea where your business will be in next few years and what you will require to get there.