Source: CNBC.com Many Kickstarter projects reach or exceed their funding goal, ship their product and build the business from there. But for some, the end of that campaign is just the beginning of the true funding process. As more and more crowdfunding projects go viral, they’re capturing the attention of the venture capital community, along with other equity investors.
Source: Entrepreneur, It doesn’t matter if a business makes widgets, wine or Worcestershire sauce, many business owners envision an exit before even opening the doors the first time. For some, the goal is to own a business that provides a comfortable living and that one day will be passed down the family line. For many, however, the goal is more straightforward: Build a business, sell it, make a reasonable return and do it all over again.
Baby boomers…the generation born between 1945 to 1964 were originally defined because of the peak birth rates that resulted from the men returning home from WWII after their long absence. Since their birth, they have supercharged the economy by their unprecedented shear numbers, creating huge waves of demand and opportunity.
Both the marathon runner and a successful business owner look ahead and set a challenging stake in the ground of where they want to be sometime in the future. To be winners, both realize that they can’t just aimlessly move ahead and only rely on hope to reach their end goal.