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3 Tips for Founders with Full-Time Jobs

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 7:15 am

Is it crazy to juggle a full-time job with running a startup? Considering that over 92 percent of startups fail within 3 years, having a corporate job might seem like a set-up for failure from the very beginning. But people have done it and…

Interviews

Maine

Bootstrapping Your Company Comes With Challenges

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

Bill Keleher cofounded what is now known as Kennebec River Biosciences in 1996 when he was in his late 20s. He’s built the Richmond-based company, which provides laboratory services and health products to aquaculture companies, to a point where it currently has 15 employees…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Financial Concerns of Growing a Startup While Raising a Family

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

It was only two days before her salary arrived, but thanks to my client’s overdue payment, we were flat broke. I had planned for this, of course, but my planning went haywire when I had to pay for my client’s SSL certificates as they…

Finance

Des Moines

The 7 Biggest Downsides to Bootstrapping and How to Overcome Them

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

To new entrepreneurs, bootstrapping seems both exciting and sensible, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular as a means of funding and growing a new business. The theory is simple: rather than relying on angel investments or venture capital to fund a business,…

Funding

Bootstrapping Your Startup Starts With Modern Marketing

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Funding a business by yourself can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Businesses are expensive, requires knowledge and efficiency and leaves little room for errors. But time and time again entrepreneurs shake out their pockets and fund their vision by bootstrapping to break into a…

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Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Net Neutrality, Voiceovers, Waymo, and Bootstrapping

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Being an entrepreneur guarantees you have a busy schedule. Between meeting with partners, talking to investors, and firing that one employee that keeps stealing everyone’s food from the fridge. Fortunately, you don’t have to miss out on any of Tech.Co’s top stories because we’ve…

Business

Tampa

7 Tips From Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs on How to Fund a Startup

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

At any startup event, a couple questions are bound to come up: How can we hire the right people? How can we craft a healthy company culture? But the biggest by far is also the simplest. How do we pay for everything? At this week’s Tampa…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Shaily Baranwal of Elevate K-12 & Classblox on The Future Of Education

By | Dec 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

With a passion for k-12 education, Shaily Baranwal, CEO and founder of Elevate K-12 and Classblox, has helped provides digital instruction and online resources to millions of at-risk students across the US for a reasonable price. Since launching in 2008, Elevate K-12 has provided over 1 million…

Funding

Six Tips for Fundraising in a Cooling Venture Capital Market

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Adnan Mahmud is the founder and CEO of LiveStories (Seattle ’14), a data collaboration hub for governments. LiveStories recently announced our seed round. Initially, our goal was to raise $2 million. We ended up raising $3 million. Our success occurred against the backdrop of venture capital…

Tips & How To’s

Denver

4 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Startup

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

Startup

How Payline Data Bootstrapped their Way to $2 Million

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

It’s been more than two years since the Kauffman Foundation reported that new, tech-heavy businesses were outpacing more traditional ones in business and job creation.  These new tech businesses also grow faster and hire more than other types. Since then, nothing has indicated that…

Funding

Detroit

3 Things Bootstrapping Startups Need to Succeed

By | May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

While capital is arguably the most important resource for a budding startup, the ability to survive without it is a characteristic exclusively found in successful companies. The term “bootstrapping” is commonly associated with a businesses that weathered the financial storm of early stage entrepreneurship. And the…

Product

4 Ways Technology Helps Build better Customer Relationships

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

Let’s be honest – given the choice, would you prefer to use using the self-service checkout in your local store? Would you choose to interact with the computer which scans your shopping and insists that there’s an “unexpected item in the bagging area”? Thought not….

SXSW

Austin

DrawAttention: How to Grow Your Business on a Startup Budget [Video]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When you walk into any coffeeshop, you can’t help but notice laptops everywhere. As more people choose to work out of public places–be it a library or a coworking space–there are more opportunities to network. Dallas-based startup DrawAttention recognized this opportunity and found an innovative…

Business

Miami

StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got…

Startup

5 Cost and Time-Saving Initiatives for Your Startup

By | Sep 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Time and money are two resources that cannot be spared in the fast-paced world of startups. As you create and manage your company, you will need to find reasonable ways to conserve time and money without cutting corners. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple…

SaaS

Chicago

MobileX Labs: Bootstrapping From Near Nothing to Success

By | Oct 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Dan Novaes graduated from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, but he was wheeling and dealing long before that. In high school he founded his own company, Elekteks Inc, and bootstrapped $2 million by the time he was 20 years old. Today…