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12 Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

12 Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

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Quite often you are lead to believe that you cannot afford to start a business. Eking out a loan from a bank is little less than a necessary evil.

5 Reasons Why Banks Refuse to Lend

5 Reasons Why Banks Refuse to Lend

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Banks are the first ones to come to your mind when you need funds to start your business. You approach the bank with lot of expectations but your l

Angels Demystified

Angels Demystified

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  When VCs don’t believe in your business model and banks ask for your past records, when you have an amazing business idea and the passio

Bank on them for funds

Bank on them for funds

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Are you looking for funds for your business? Are banks the last possibility on your priority list? It’s time to rise above the notion that bank

Be Interesting to Investors

Be Interesting to Investors

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You may be having an excellent idea but are unable to get the right people to fund and support your business venture. Don’t worry! The soluti

Budget 2010 does not go down well with SMEs

Budget 2010 does not go down well with S

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The finance minister (FM) Pranab Mukherjee did not earn accolades for his budget 2010 from the micro, small and medium enterprises of the nation in sp

Cash flow strategies

Cash flow strategies

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In the beginning of any new business, there are expenses galore like salaries (including your own), payroll taxes, rent and utilities and loan or c

CLCSS to facilitate MSMEs

CLCSS to facilitate MSMEs

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SSI units continue with outdated technology and plant & machinery as they fall short of fund in face of increasing competition. Liberalisation of

Credit guarantee to fund small businesses

Credit guarantee to fund small businesse

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The importance of credit is linked to every kind of business. To start a business, it is very crucial to have a substantial amount of credit or fun

Deals for heady growth: Private Equity

Deals for heady growth: Private Equity

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A recent report by consulting firm Bain & Company, pegs India as the top three investment destinations for private equity (PE) funding in the w

Designing a Business Opportunity

Designing a Business Opportunity

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In past few years, we have seen rapid growth in creative design technology and undoubtedly a number of start-ups are delivering their best to meet

Factoring: An option of financing

Factoring: An option of financing

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MSMEs that largely borrow funds from internal sources such as loans from relatives and acquaintances and internal accruals or through external resourc

Financial assistance for women

Financial assistance for women

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It is estimated that women entrepreneurs comprise about 10 per cent of the total entrepreneurs in India. However, it is not late before this percen

Financial Jitters to Success

Financial Jitters to Success

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Entrepreneurship has never been an easy path to tread on as it demands a lot of risk taking abilities, and innumerable responsibilities. Starters make

Five reasons to keep your personal and business finances separate

Five reasons to keep your personal and b

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Have you started your business recently and often been advised to keep your personal and business-finances separate?   Most of the small busin

Flaunt the A+ Grade

Flaunt the A+ Grade

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Credit rating is a reliable, third party judgment on your company’s overall strength and ability to get credit and repay the same. Apart from

Get Your Business Insured

Get Your Business Insured

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Just a few days ago, Indian Oil Corporation’s depot went into fumes in Jaipur. Everything went up in smoke, but there remained a flicker of hope

Good Budgeting Keeps You Afloat

Good Budgeting Keeps You Afloat

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For entrepreneurs, budgeting is usually the least-loved business management tool but when it comes to handling crisis it’s the most effective on

Handling SME Investment hurdles

Handling SME Investment hurdles

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This anecdote well describes the financial situation for most of the SMEs, who are neither in the micro category which move on under the government an

Importance of Credit Rating

Importance of Credit Rating

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Through Credit Rating, we estimate credit worthiness of an individual, corporation or a country. It is an opinion formed by credit evaluators of a

Keep your Cash Flowing

Keep your Cash Flowing

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Whether it is a multi-billion dollar empire, or the tiny mom-and-pop convenience store on the street corner, cash is the lifeblood of any business.