This relatively new option can be a boon to entrepreneurs, if done right. John Panaccione Published 10:00 am CDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Photo: NicoElNino | Getty Images Photo: NicoElNino | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: NicoElNino | Getty Images 5 Critical Success Factors for Raising Money Through Equity Crowdfunding 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When President Obama signed the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012, it opened the doors for a new source of capital for small businesses by allowing the use of crowdfunding to raise up to $1,070,000. Since the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, only accredited investors (generally those individuals with a net worth of over $1 million or income more than … [Read more...] about 5 Critical Success Factors for Raising Money Through Equity Crowdfunding
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Having lived through the successes -- and the failures -- of helping companies enter new markets, we've learned that a rigorous and disciplined approach is critical. Dave Sutton Published 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 23, 2018 Photo: Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Here's How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Spanish retailer Zara is one of the world's most successful clothing and accessory brands, and one whose track record of market expansion is enviable. Its flexible, innovative, high-speed business model has traveled from Spain to 77 markets around the world, including China. When Zara had ambitions to expand into the emerging (and challenging) markets of India and China, … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success
Crowdfunding has none of the barriers to success that often thwart women entrepreneurs pitching VC and angel investors. Devishobha Chandramouli Published 8:00 am, Thursday, May 17, 2018 Photo: Willie B. Thomas | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Willie B. Thomas | Getty Images Study Details Why Women Entrepreneurs Have Greater Crowdfunding Success 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One of the biggest roadblocks to seeing a woman founder’s idea come to fruition is capital. Women brave several disadvantages in the venture capital industry, primarily as a result of the ecosystem skewed towards men due to the existence of men’s clubs. For Women In Tech, the challenge even extends the everyday workplace. The Elephant in the Valley survey of 200 women with a minimum of 10 years in tech … [Read more...] about Study Details Why Women Entrepreneurs Have Greater Crowdfunding Success
These are the critical success factors every CEO should consider. George Kurtz Published 7:30 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 Photo: Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images I've Gone From Entrepreneur to the Corporate World and Back Again. This Is What It Takes to Lead a Company. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When I was a kid growing up in New Jersey, I had the idea of being an accountant firmly ingrained in my mind. I knew that accounting was a foundational element of business and working in that world would lead to fast success. After my first year of auditing public companies, I became frustrated by not being able to make a bigger difference. Shortly after, I transferred into the Price Waterhouse management consulting group in 1993 and began working on … [Read more...] about I’ve Gone From Entrepreneur to the Corporate World and Back Again. This Is What It Takes to Lead a Company.
A version of this article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of strategy+business. A marketplace developed in rural India for low-income artisans to sell their wares sits largely vacant, used by only a select group of higher-income exporters. The reason: When planning the facility, government officials consulted only with people of similar high status. Elsewhere, a Panamanian entrepreneur with a bold vision of introducing organic techniques to coffee farmers shuttered his business after just a few months. Although local farmers were interested, they were unable to assume the financial risk inherent in making the change. These are among the findings that economic sociologist Laura Doering has unearthed in her research on fostering economic development and entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Development policies may come together at a high level, but their success is dependent on the complex daily interactions among people. And these interactions — like all other human … [Read more...] about Why It’s Time to Invest in Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies