FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

Consider this breakdown of government loan programs. FHA loans are one of the most commonly used types of government-backed programs. The government also offers loans designed to help develop rural areas.

Challenges for Entrepreneurs to Finance a Car in Canada

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs in Canada have lots of advantages with its thriving startup ecosystem and government grant support programs. The post Challenges for Entrepreneurs to Finance a Car in Canada appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

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Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

No democratic government will ever ban technology. By their nature, governments must protect innovation. In the long run, a healthy strategy for a government is to encourage innovation, including the use of cryptocurrency. What can the governments win from bitcoin?

How To Finance Your Start-Up Business


There is, however, one small detail holding you back and that’s the financing of your new enterprise. Finding the right kind of finance can be challenging, even in the most sympathetic economic climate. In this article we’ll look at the more unusual ways to finance your new business.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

When I read policy papers by government organizations trying to replicate the lessons from the valley, I’m struck how they seem to miss some basic lessons. Any government that starts public financing entrepreneurship better have a plan to get out of it by building a private VC industry.

US Government Grant Tips for New Business

The Startup Magazine

If your business idea has goals that can be aligned to those set up by certain government departments, it might be an excellent idea to try and get financed through a government grant. The post US Government Grant Tips for New Business appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Alternative Financing Options For Startups


Here are several alternative financing options for startups aside from running up your credit cards. You get money from various government or non-profit funded programs, and it has almost no strings attached.

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

But also things like founders splitting up, not getting enough traction to self-fund or to secure the next round of financing, having to go back to a day job, and so on. Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

Power To The People – Creating Trust In Data With Collaborative Governance


They must adopt a model of collaborative governance. The good news is that IT professionals have a blueprint from the companies that pioneered the use of the World Wide Web for collaborative data governance. Airbnb is another excellent example of collaborative governance in action.

Widespread UK Business Sector Welcomes Government’s New “Industrial Strategy” White Paper


The UK government earlier unveiled a highly anticipated industrial strategy designed to tackle Britain’s productivity woes and championing sectors such as Construction, Manufacturing, Automotive and Life sciences. Business environment (finance, business support, inward investment).

How Innovation Governance Can Save Your Company (Five Ways To Make It Happen)


Put this buttoned-up concept together with its dreamy-eyed sibling and you have “innovation governance” — something that is sorely needed in many organizations. Innovation governance sounds like an oxymoron, but in fact it’s an extremely powerful concept.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront


Banking may be naturally prone to this calcification, and it is worth noting that the low credit card fees in Australia/France, as well as the FPS in the UK were the result of government intervention.

Financing: 5 Different Types of Home Loans

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurs face tough decisions when it comes to personal finances. These are also known as a gap, or repeat financing. Yes, you need low debt to income ration, and you have to finance 80% of both homes to make this work.

Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson discussed the role of government grants in helping launch tech companies. Fred is not a fan and argues that evaluating and aiding early-stage companies is not a core competency of government organizations.

Five Signs It’s Time To Outsource Your Business Finances


Better control over F&A (finance and accounting) processes, reduced management costs, and access to the best technology and accountant talent pool are some of the benefits that come to mind. They will guarantee that you have w-2 kinds to offer to the government by the end of the year.

5 Tips For Millennial Entrepreneurs To Secure Financing


Online alternative lenders create financing solutions that are fast and easy. Credit scores show lenders how well you handle your finances and the finances of your small business. Seek out one of the government-sponsored mentor organizations like your local SBDC office.

Visualizing Success For Your Business: 3 Tips Before You Seek Financing


By Jay DesMarteau, head of small business and government banking distribution for TD Bank. With these concerns in mind, how can small business owners effectively approach and secure the financing they need to execute their visions?

The Government’s Amazing International Business Dating Service

Austin Startup

Did you know that the government was in the dating industry? I mean, technically it is a “business matchmaking service,” but let’s be serious, the government is hooking businesses up internationally, and it is pretty amazing. Can the government seriously help me?

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save on Healthcare Finances

Up and Running

Healthcare finances are not typically the first set of business priorities you might think about, but they are extremely important for both your personal welfare and the wellbeing of your employees.

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Response to the budget and some thoughts on what government can do for startups

The Equity Kicker

If you think the government should be supporting startups and want to know more about how they should go about it then read on. It’s widely acknowledged that many SMEs lack access to finance.

Daily News Round-up: Self-finance vs. venture capital, Obamacare and “micro” businesses

Up and Running

government’s definition of “small” business includes companies with 1,500 employees and $35 million in annual revenue—maybe we should be talking about helping “micro” businesses instead. Finance News micro business obamacare venture capital To V.C.

Show Me the Money: What are my Financing Options for my Business?

Up and Running

Whatever the reason, it’s nice to know you have options when it comes to financing the growth of your business. Traditional banks, government programs, credit unions, micro-lenders, and mezzanine funds all have initiatives to help businesses at all stages of development.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Look At Offshore Banking

The Startup Magazine

If one banking system was to fail or there is government intervention, you will always have an offshore safety net to fall back on. Finance banking currency diversification entrepreneurs expenses Government Interest rate investing legal London overhead Risk safety savings wealth management

Food, Drink and Brexit

The Startup Magazine

This is particularly unlikely in a sector when the EU benefits from a trade surplus with the UK, meaning that the government must instead focus on negotiating lower or minimal tariffs that minimise the impact of Brexit on trade flows and prices.

Entrepreneur Benefits of Cryptocurrency in 2018

The Startup Magazine

One of the most significant is that they can be at least partially utilized to increase and preserve the finances of a company or an individual. Cryptocurrency has changed the way we invest our savings, raise capital, and perform transactions with decentralized digital cash.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V


As we conclude our convertible note financing series, there are assorted terms commonly seen in term sheets and deal documents that are worth touching on briefly. This is the norm for West Coast deals, but it’s often the case in dealing with East Coast investors (more commonly for VC financing rounds rather than angel seed rounds) that the lead investor wants its lawyers to draft the documents.

These are the British Businesses Adopting Green and Sustainable Practices

The Startup Magazine

It appears as though consumer demand is motivating businesses to become more sustainable which is reinforced by government green tax breaks for energy-efficient SMEs. This article first appeared on 365 Business Finance.

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Intro to Blockchain: Why You Can’t Miss Out

The Startup Magazine

Blockchain is primarily in its infancy stage with developers, enterprises, governments, and investors all scrambling to determine where they want to be in the development process. The chains and resulting applications will transform the way enterprise, government, and individuals operate.

Israeli Government Reveals High Tech “Bail Out” Plan to Boost the Technology Sector

VC Cafe

T he birth of the Israeli venture capital industry was supported by government programs like Yozma. The new law is part of broader reforms to boost the high-tech sector, led by Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s minister of finance and his ministry’s director general, Haim Shani.

SkyCap Financial Introduces Financial Literacy Course: Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Take Note


One of the biggest challenges facing startup businesses is getting adequate financing – without hobbling future performance. As SkyCap Financial explains, everybody should be a master at managing their finances. Private sector financing.

For Here or To Go

Feld Thoughts

I’ve offered to help, and – like I did with Code: Debugging the Gender Gap – am providing some financing for that effort. Government immigration movie visaIt’s 2am on Friday and I’m awake because Brooks the Wonder Dog is afraid of thunderstorms.

Understanding The Tax Maze Of Work Wear

The Startup Magazine

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Alternative ways to fund your startup

The Startup Magazine

One of the advantages of starting a business in the United States is that you have access to dozens of free government grants. It is wise to consult with your local government to determine which one is bet for your needs.

[Infographic] [U.S.] History Of The Small Business Administration


Here’s an insightful infographic from online funding platform Lendio.com about the history of the SBA : Others Funding government agency Lendio.com small business Small Business Administration small business financing United StatesFor many years, the U.S.

How do the sample Series Seed financing documents differ from typical Series A financing documents?

Startup Company Lawyer

After the recent announcement of the Series Seed Financing documents by Marc Andreesen, Brad Feld points out that there are now four sets of “open source&# equity seed financing documents: TechStars Model Seed Funding Documents (by Cooley). Y Combinator Series AA Equity Financing Documents (by WSGR). Series Seed Financing Documents (by Fenwick & West). This post assumes that you have a basic understanding of Series A financing terms.

Pascal Levensohn in New York November 8: Speech at Museum of American Finance on Risks to Angel Investors

Pascal's View

But I am coming to the Museum to talk about the leading of edge of startup financing in the digital age and about real time investment risk management in the new Wild West– crowd-funded Silicon Valley post the lifting of the ban on General Solicitation.

VC Governance FAQ: (3) How can investors protect themselves against key-person risk from fraud in VC-backed portfolio companies?

Pascal's View

Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question: Given recent instances of VC-backed company fraud and questions about the management team, how can institutional investors protect themselves from key person risk?

Energy Efficiency Ideas For Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Though it is likely that case that doing so will in fact produce financial gains in the future, knowing how to finance these upgrades often proves challenging. Comprehending Your Finances. These types of government-based initiatives frequently involve grants that need not be repaid.

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You can lead a city government to social media water, but you can’t make it drink: Thoughts on the new Chief Digital Officer position

This is going to be BIG.

So the New York City government has decided it needs a little social media savvy—you now, since that newfangled Twitter thing came out, they feel like they need to be jumping on board with technology as an early adopter. That’s what’s going to be hard to bring NYC government into “2.0”

Black Eyed Creativity — will.i.am and Intel Join Creative Forces

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Read the PR Blurb in Daily Finance for the spin on the story. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Politics & Government artistic process Black Eyed Peas creative process Creativity Daily Finance Dean Kamen FIRST robotics competition Gregg Fraley hip-hop innovation process Intel Jack's Notebook Obama Patty Smith Proctor and Gamble structured creativity will.i.amI read with some interest, and, frankly, surprise that Intel and will.i.am

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VC Governance FAQ: (9) Does an anemic IPO market deter VC investing?

Pascal's View

Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question: Do you think than anemic IPO market will remain a deterrent to VC investing? Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Innovation VC Board Best Practices Venture Board Governance White Papers Venture Capital Web/Tech Working Group on Director AccountabilityThis is the ninth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

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Capital Is Cheap And Labor Is Expensive

Feld Thoughts

We’ve had a very long period of low to no inflation, at least based on the way the government calculates it. While my cynicism around government math and how inflation is calculated is substantial, there isn’t much question that since 2008 capital has been extremely cheap.