Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top Tools To Fund Your Startup

Taking your business idea from dream to reality is a road paved with blood, sweat, and tears. If you’ve heard stories about overnight crowdfunding success or multi million dollar investments and are planning on coasting on your product or idea’s storyline, you might as well pack up and go home now. Ideas take money to move from that imagination to reality, but more importantly they take time and effort. The opportunities to gain funding for your brand are definitely there, but it’s important to keep in mind that there is no overnight success without hard work.

If you are ready to fully commit yourself to the funding process, we have provided a list of top tools to consider for all stages of investments.

Personal Connections

Dear old Mom and Dad. What would we do without them? Many startups just need a confidence investment to give them legs and show the rest of the world what they have been missing out on. When you’re working out of your garage, its hard for others to take your vision as seriously as you do, and sometimes you just need a confidence vote from your close friends and family to give your idea the jumpstart it needs.

Avoid fundraising empty handed. Try drafting up a simple proposal of your business, with screenshots of your product and website, and adding some simple statistics. This will give your request a bit more validity, even if you are just pitching to your parents.