It does not appear there is anything stopping a bigger company with deep pockets from seeing what I am doing and going after my customers. Is this something to emphasize when I appeal for venture fund? Dear Entrepreneur: Your question points toward an issue that every entrepreneur must address – …

The Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s “Are You Ready?” Self-Assessment is a unique tool that will highlight your readiness for prime time–that is, your ability to make a successful pitch to potential investors or customers. This mini-assessment will help identify your strengths and weakness, your understanding of your own product and the …

Successful fund raising depends on many factors. Obviously, your business prospects are foremost among investors’ considerations when deciding whether to write you a check. However, there are several other factors that go into an investor’s investment decision-making process. Many of these things have little to do with improving the business …

Where will high–risk investment capital go? High–risk capital goes where there is a high return on money invested. When high returns do not happen, investors leave the industry segment. They have recently left Internet companies just as they left telecom companies a few years ago. High–risk capital is not going …