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How can I raise $150k in startup funding

    • 50 posts
    June 7, 2013 9:02 PM EDT
    • 5 posts
    July 2, 2012 7:14 AM EDT

    There are many funding resource at


    • 1 posts
    March 15, 2012 5:20 PM EDT

    I was told by my business partner to check out Has anyone used them before? They publish a directory of investors.

    • 64 posts
    May 28, 2012 11:36 AM EDT

    That is a lot of money for a startup that does not know how to get that money. Why do you need so much?  How much are you contributing?  Do you have business experience and experience in the industry you want to start a business in?

    Suggestion: Find a local SCORES office in your area or online and let them help you find legitimate ways to raise capital - plus, they are free to use.

    Lastly, whatever you do - don't pay anyone to help you raise capital unless they guarantee in writing they will either raise the $150K or give you your money back.

    Business Money Today
    Small Business Loans & Start Up Loans

    • 11 posts
    June 12, 2013 4:54 AM EDT

    If you've got a track record as an entrepreneur, your cold market will become your "gold market."  I got this from my years in multi-level marketing but it can be applied anywhere. 

    Joe Haffey, President Happy Brands Web Services

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    May 29, 2012 6:09 AM EDT

    If you want to invest more, spread it over several companies this will insure you a lower risk of loss and true diversification.  Important to keep in mind that anyone or any site asking for money NOW or showing companies NOW without explicated SEC approval is doing so illegally, current SEC general solicitation rules are still in effect in their current form (LAWS) for both Reg-D and for crowdfunding exemptions offerings.

     So please report any site or person promoting or selling interest in any company under the new Jobs Act premise to the SEC at


    To preregister as an investor or to apply for funding please visit

    Maurice Lopes CEO of EarlyShares

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    March 16, 2012 5:54 AM EDT


    I have no direct experience with reachFunding but will offer the following comments:

    1.Using a purchased list  could be violate certain SEC restrictions on "general solicitation".

    2. From my experience, all investment capital for an early stage business comes from the owner/founders extended network - so I wouldn't expect too much when "cold contacting" people.

    Business Growth Masters, LLC -
    Capital Catalysts for Entrepreneurs
    Home of the Scalable Business Plan and QuikStart Capital Programs

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    July 6, 2012 12:43 AM EDT

    Invoice finance can be used by start-ups that issue invoices.

    Unlike bank overdrafts and loans, you don't need an extensive credit history.Cool

    Here's a blog from an expert in the industry, detailing the differences between bank overdrafts and invoice finance