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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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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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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David Ronick has penned a winner. If you’ve never drafted a business plan (and need to), “Hit the Deck” is a great investment. The title of Chapter 1 is “You Need a Business Plan. (Yes, This Means You)”. We absolutely agree, so […]

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Roller derby leagues are resurging around the world, with the growth coming from the grassroots, entrepreneurial spirit of enthusiasts that view the sport as more than entertainment and exercise. ActSeed is proud to count one of the up-and-coming roller derby […]

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Congratulations to Heidi and her new company, The Kids Cooking Corner, on its grand opening. Heidi exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and the tenacity and planning that is required to get an idea off of the ground. With an overall […]

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