Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. In the middle of the pandemic, Ross says it’s time to actually buckle in and accelerate. And she tells Ramon Ray exactly why she thinks that and how that should be done. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about...

Startups Do Not Need Funding. They Need to Make Sales and Hustle Says Ramon Ray and Mark Cuban

Recently, Ramon Ray was speaking at the NY Public Library. One of the attendees, a DJ, shared that he needed $8,000 in funding to start his business and asked Ramon for advice. Ramon cautioned that instead of seeking $8,000 in funding, the DJ should focus first on SELLING more of his DJ services. He can...

Ron Flavin Reveals How to Create a Killer Business Plan

Ron Flavin Reveals How to Create a Killer Business Plan

If you are in the beginning stages of developing your business, applying for loans or looking for investors, then you have no doubt begun the process of creating a business plan. But according to growth and funding strategist, Ron Flavin, the majority of business plans aren’t worth anything, because they are too generic. I...

Initial funding mistakes entrepreneurs make

5 Initial Funding Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Launching a startup is uncharted territory for most people. There are many considerations but no map to guide the way. When you read about the most successful startups of all time, most people focus on the great idea that made the company famous. An excellent business idea is important, but the...

5 Tips on How To Raise Venture Capital for a Start-up Business

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]If your start-up business is growing, you most likely will want to seek out venture capital at some point. Whereas angel investors will typically lend $10,000 to $100,000, venture capitalist are able to issue multi-million dollar checks. That means that venture capitalists are able to support growth for start-ups from seeding...

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Look For Small Business Funding

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]This is the year: You’ve decided that 2015 will be a breakout year for your small business. Your local economy looks good, and interest in your products or services is rising. You know that you’re going to need some additional financing to make it happen. What you might not know is...

Why Millennials Will Change the Face of Small Business Lending

The media loves to talk about millennials. For those of us currently in our 20s and early 30s, that means they’re talking about us. Sometimes it’s in a good way. Other times, not so much. But, with every new generation that enters the workforce, this is what happens. We’ve just happened to enter at...

Money Hunt: How 4 Smart Hustlers Found Money for Their Startups

Getting funding to start your business doesn't mean gearing up to visit your local bank. In fact, a trip to the bank will likely get you nowhere—banks are notoriously tight-fisted when it comes to lending money to startups. Smart entrepreneurs know finding funding is all about the hustle. You have to be flexible, determined,...

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