Susan Schreter Archive
Published November 24, 2011
Active angel club investors and venture capital funds are not likely to steal your ideas and morph into your main competition, however, here are some tips to keep your intellectual property safe.
Published November 18, 2011
There are a few words and types of business operations that tend to attract the attention of IRS agents. A hobby-oriented business is one of them. If the IRS rules your sideline business is more of a hobby than a legitimate business, then it will take away certain business deductions and offsets to other income.
Published November 10, 2011
Venture capitalists may appear to be part of an elite group that is impossible to penetrate. While there is a certain level of exclusivity within this community, their doors and checkbooks open to charismatic entrepreneurs who can persuade VCs of their big money making potential.
Published November 03, 2011
Companies that experience rapid sales growth can also quickly eat through their cash supply. Here are some tips to ensure your businesses' success doesn't lead to an empty bank account.
Published October 17, 2011
When meeting with potential investors, it's important to make a good impression and speak their language. Here's a shortlist of venture capital terms, and how to use them to your advantage.
Published October 04, 2011
Investors are always high on the anxiety meter of startup entrepreneurs as well as established small business owners. However, there are more reasons than not for startups to go after investors right off the bat.
Published September 26, 2011
Attitude and actions are everything for startup entrepreneurs. A negative mentality may help your competitors pass you by.
Published September 13, 2011
The primary benefit of direct federal trademark filings is entrepreneurs can save money in legal fees. The downside of self-filings is the absence of an ongoing relationship with legal counsel who can apprise entrepreneurs of changing regulations and issues that can affect the value of their prized federal trademark registrations. The new XXX domain serving the adult entertainment industry is one of these high-alert issues.
Published September 08, 2011
Once entrepreneurs understand the basics of targeting investors and lenders; they feel more comfortable asking funding sources for money. Even better, they tend to be more successful too.
Published August 29, 2011
It’s dangerous for entrepreneurs to play the blame game because the attitude is not compatible with successful entrepreneurship. Leaders of prospering companies accept full accountability for every aspect of their company’s operations.