Growing a Business
If you’ve been hoping that you would be able to tap into the power of crowdfunding to raise necessary startup or growth capital for your business, it appears that your dream is about to come true. Last Wednesday the US Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules that will finally allow entrepreneurs to legally raise […]
As I write this post, we are now in Day 9 of the Great American Government Shutdown. While it seems that most of us are surviving the event without much problem (the hundreds of thousands of “non-essential” federal government workers whose paychecks have been frozen might beg to differ), a quick scan of the news […]
While I don’t have the official stats, I would take a wild guess that far more Silicon Valley web startups fail than succeed. So when the (co-)founder of two of the most successful of these web startups speaks, then it’s probably a good idea to listen. In this case, it’s Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey who’s doing the talking. Here are his 5 tips for entrepreneurs, recently published in the Washington Post:
Since 2008, I have been working behind the scenes on a book about a little company by the name of Network Solutions, Inc (NSI — the book will be published in May 2013). For much of the 1990s, NSI was the only seller of domain names — all those .com, .org, and .net and other website addresses that make the Internet run. One of the best things about working on this project is that I had the opportunity to interview some of the early movers and shakers of the Internet — men and women who played significant roles in its development and growth. One of those people is Esther Dyson, who served as the founding chairman of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and was an early investor in dotcom businesses. Today she is an angel investor in a variety of start-ups, mostly in the areas of online services, health care/genetics, and space travel.
Usually when I post a new contest geared to small businesses, the prizes aren’t bad, but probably not enough to make a huge difference in the success of failure of your business. However, the Dell Innovators Credit Fund is a different animal altogether. And if you’re in charge of a fast-growing company that is in need of additional funding to fuel that growth, then the Dell Innovators Credit Fund might be right for you.