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Finding an Angel Group to Match Your Interests

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

There are new angel groups cropping up everywhere. When selecting one to join, it’s important to examine not solely the bare requirements, but to consider whether the group invests in companies matching your …

Who Are Angel Investors? – and Why It Matters

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Angels are responsible for much of the startup growth in the United States. Because they’re more willing to invest in early-stage companies, angels have a huge impact on high-growth ventures. While they’re helping …

SBA Loan Primer for Small Businesses

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been a useful resource for small business owners and has helped American small businesses to secure financing ever since it was founded in 1953. The SBA has …

Ask Around: Crowdfunding For Your Business

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Crowdfunding enables businesses to seek financial backing from anyone. It can be a useful tool, both for idea validation and soliciting/accepting customer pre-orders. Many people are familiar with Kickstarter, one of the largest …

Growing With Equity Crowdfunding

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

On May 16th, 2016, entrepreneurs gained a new potential funding pool thanks to rule changes pertaining to equity crowdfunding. The JOBS Act addressed old SEC rules and changed the law so that individuals …

Are Investors the Answer to Your Funding Prayers?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

One funding option that many entrepreneurs keep on tap for the proverbial rainy day is to seek capital from outside investors. While that idea might seem exciting, the path toward its implementation is …

Can Credit Cards Fund Your Startup Venture?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Given such well-known, non-traditionally financed success stories such as Google and Airbnb, basing your initial corporate financing on credit cards may appear to be a wise move. As with all financing, however, the …

Small Business Funding Options: Factoring

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Too often, small business owners rely on high-interest credit cards to fund their businesses, thereby saddling themselves with unnecessary debt. While this may be the only available financing route for some, it’s important …