A Simple Guide to Raising Capital

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Once the company begins to raise equity capital from outside investors, the founders begin to suffer dilution. This is the loss of a proportional percentage of the company's shares when shares are purchased by outside investors. However dilution and the capital brought in to the business brings huge potential benefits. Here's a simple guide to raising capital:

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Venture Capitalists

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Venture capitalists generally invest other people's money. So they're accountable. Understanding what makes them tick is half the battle. Here's a quick guide to understanding venture capitalists:

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Cryptocurrency: More Than Just a Craze

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Though the bitcoin bubble may appear to be bursting, regulations and innovation could help small businesses in Ireland benefit from what cryptocurrency has to offer. Here's why cryptocurrency is more than just a craze:

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5 Simple Financial Tips for Startups and First-Time Entrepreneurs

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As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to make hard choices day in and day out. Money choices can be the trickiest when you're not sure exactly what the ROI will be on your decision. Here are five simple financial tips for startups and first-time entrepreneurs that may help you in this regard.

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7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level

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The State is the single largest buyer in Ireland, spending a whopping €9 billion of public money on procuring services and goods in 2017, across 7,500 different tender opportunities. Here are 7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level:

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How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success

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Money makes the world go round they say. As CEO of the startup Kite.ly I learned first-hand the significance of cash flow, particularly during the embryonic stage. Cash flow is vital for startups, whether they are VC backed or bootstrapped self-funded ventures. Without exceptional cash flow, the wider vision is impossible to realise. Here is How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success:

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The Quick Start Guide to Startup Fundraising

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One of the key roles of the CEO/founder/owner of a business is to keep the business funded. There are a number of ways to do this – grants, equity finance, debt/loans and, of course, revenues. For this article we’ll focus on non-revenue funding sourc...
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6 Frugal Budget Practices for First-time Entrepreneurs

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Running a small business is quite costly and for most enterprises, it takes 6 months to two years until they are fully profitable. In light of this fact, it doesn’t seem at all surprising that 9 out of 10 startups and small businesses never make it p...
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Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Donating to Charities

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Civilized society is known for giving rewards and recognition to entrepreneurs and businesses who donate time and energy to charitable causes. There are also many direct and indirect benefits to businesses that give money to the needy or organized ch...
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Perfecting Your Payroll: 4 Areas That Can Save You Money

Payroll is typically one of the largest expenses for a small business. It takes a lot of resources to process paychecks, keep up with tax requirements, and hire competent people for the jobs you need done. Before making serious cuts to payroll, consi...
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Financing Failures: Why so Many Startups Can't Survive

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Every year thousands of people fulfill their dream of becoming an entrepreneur only to encounter unforeseen obstacles that cause their venture to fail. In fact, 90% of startups fail within their fi...
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5 Personal Finance Books to Add to Your Reading List

What have you been reading this summer? Every person reading this post likely has a different answer. Some prefer lightweight reads in the summer months such as young adult fiction or romance novels. Other prefers historical fiction, political satire...
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Tips for Getting Paid On Time

Good accounting system and routine. Do you actively manage your business cash flow or does the lack of cash govern the way you manage your business? A tighter credit control system can help a business to identify potential bad debts and take appropri...
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How to Put in Place Financial Management for Your Startup

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Even if you haven't got any, yet, you still need to have a comprehensive plan in place as to how you're going to take in payments, organise credit terms, and manage your accounts. Here's How to Put in Place Financial Management for Your Startup:

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How To Go From Tradesman To Businessman

It's question on the minds of all self employed tradesmen in the current economic climate; How can I possibly make more money when rates are so low and competition so high? In this post we're looking at how to go from tradesman to businessman and mak...
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6 Personal Finance Apps to Keep Consumers on Track

As a smartphone owner, you probably have downloaded dozens of applications, or “apps.” From games to fitness and nutrition trackers to e-readers, the mobile nature and ease of use make apps a popular choice for individuals of all ages and walks of li...
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Small Business Tips: Get Paid On Time!

I have worked in various businesses over the years, and one of the main areas of concerns for the managing directors was cash flow. "Lets Get Paid On Time" is what one ex-boss shouted at us.  Some business owners manage cash flow beautifully, and som...
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Business Trip Money-Saving Tips

If you are a sole-trader, new start-up or SME, then a pivotal business trip could be something of a make or break moment in your company’s life. Making the trip could potentially secure a landmark deal for the business, but it could also drain a sign...
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Money Problems: Six Important Tips to Get Out of Debt the Right Way

When thinking of getting out of debt, many people freeze. This urgently-needed chore threatens as something insurmountable and laborious. However, the truth is that everyone should and anyone can be debt-free by taking a proper debt assessment of the...
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