Pros, cons of starting a business straight out of college

Pros, cons of starting a business straight out of college

When she graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2007, Jess Lively already had eight years of entrepreneurship under her belt, having started her own online jewelry business at age 15. Rather than launch a corporate career, Lively decided to run her jewelry company full-time. By: Teddy Nykiel, NerdWallet, www.usatoday.com Lively is part of a growing group of college graduates who skip job applications in favor of starting a business once they earn their…

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THREE STRATEGIES FOR SCALING

THREE STRATEGIES FOR SCALING

THREE STRATEGIES FOR SCALING YOUR STARTUP SUSTAINABLY STARTUPS FLUSH WITH NEW FUNDING CAN FALL VICTIM  TO THEIR OWN RAPID GROWTH. HERE’S HOW TO AVOID THAT. BY JONHA REVESENCIO Congratulations! You’ve finally secured series A financing. Closing that first round of funding is a big step for any startup and something to be excited about. Now comes the next step—deciding what to do with that new capital. You know what not to do, but what positive steps…

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How to Get the Business Loan You Want

How to Get the Business Loan You Want

What you need to know about financing before applying Although times are tough, small business financing is still available. Banks are collateral lenders and require guarantees from borrowers with a strong credit score who pledge verifiable assets to secure a loan. Getting the loan you’re looking for is possible if you’re informed. Use these quick tips to start you on your way to the perfect loan package. By Steve Bloom, SCORE Counselor, www.nextavenue.org Form a relationship You need…

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