ActSeed’s mission of reducing small business failure rates depend upon both well-prepared entrepreneurs and well-informed investors. This new series of articles, called “Kick the Tires”, will help both investors and entrepreneurs align for the best chances to achieve reciprocal success.  [“Kicking the Tires” […]

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ActSeed has developed a program to help large enterprises and governmental agencies foster entrepreneurship and build early relationships with today’s emerging small businesses and tomorrow’s most promising startups. There is a natural symbiosis between large enterprises and an “Innovation Economy” full […]

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Inside Pitch for Entrepreneurs and Angels: Crowd-Based Feedback for Startup Elevator Pitches Our new LinkedIn group is a collaborative area for “perfecting the quick pitch”. You typically get 45 seconds or 45 words – your “inside pitch” – to articulate your […]

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“Most people start businesses simply because they just don’t like working for someone else.” If this quote resonates with you, or even if you have another motive for becoming an entrepreneur, you should read this book. Scott Shane packs this […]

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What is compatibility in the context of small business investing and why is it important?  Private direct investment is very different than buying a publicly traded security. Investors do not have the same regulatory support or liquidity as a publicly traded stock.  While we […]

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“The difference in this world between the doers and dreamers is execution.”               – Warren Park, President of Plus Factory Just before one of our country’s greatest economic meltdowns occurred, two seasoned industry professionals, Warren Park and Simon Tsai, launched […]

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You need an infusion of capital to grow your business. The bank says you have insufficient collateral or they don’t lend to businesses in your industry. Venture capitalists and angel investors aren’t usually interested unless they think you are going […]

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