This week, we’ll explore another potential source of non-diluting startup funds—the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Founders everywhere seek non-diluting startup funds to launch their business ventures. But … [Read more...] about The (CDFI) Fund | Ron Flavin | Grant Consultant
With access to capital being so tight these days, business grants for women has become a hot topic of discussion. Over the past few decades, there have been a surge in the number of women-owned businesses. From 1997 to 2007, the number of … [Read more...] about Top Business Grants for Women
In 2016, Equity Crowdfunding became a new startup investment term. May 2016 bore witness to the third update on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, with the act enabling Equity Crowdfunding as a much welcome assistance … [Read more...] about Equity Crowdfunding In Its First Year: How Did It Go?
For nearly every founder or would-be entrepreneur, startup mistakes are an area of concern. People like rooting for the underdog, but when it comes to investing in startups, everyone wants to bet on a winner. That’s what years of human … [Read more...] about What NOT to Ask a Funder About Investing | Ron Flavin
Startup funding is often viewed as the holy grail that allows entrepreneurs to take their business ideas from concept to reality. Startups come in different shapes and sizes. There are potential global reaching businesses and there are … [Read more...] about Five Things About Startup Funding | Ron Flavin
According to the Case Foundation, impact investments are investments into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. It’s like … [Read more...] about Impact Investments Investing in Social Change | Ron Flavin