• What is your valuation and how did you come up with that number as it seems too high?
• What kind of market traction does your company have?
• Is your business model scalable?
• What is your break-even point? How many customers will it take for you to reach that number?
• What is your competitive advantage?
• What is your exit strategy?
• Are there companies in your industry…
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Job Growth in 2012 - Largest Metro Areas:
Drivers of growth are 3 sectors: energy, tech & manufacturing. Texas dominates our list (200,000 oil jobs added since '02. In first place: Austin, 2nd: Houston, 4th: Fort Worth, 6th: Dallas, 13th: New Orleans
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Email may be the most common form of online communication, but it should be one of the first places you go to get the word out about your new crowdfunding endeavor. An engaging subject line with a short…Continue
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German visual effects company Pixomondo will open a Baton Rouge studio at Celtic Media Centre in May, company officials and Gov. Bobby Jindal announced this afternoon. The studio is expected to create 75 new direct jobs in film, TV and commercial production work. It will be 12th international studio for Pixomondo, which won an Oscar Sunday night for its work in Hugo. Pixomondo will occupy more than 6,000 square feet at Celtic Media Centre and make an initial…Continue
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Baton Rouge (August 4, 2011) – Capital One Bank today announced it is accepting applications for its Getting Down to Business small business development program in Baton Rouge. The free, seven-month program begins Sept. 27.
Created by Capital One Bank, Getting Down to Business addresses the core needs of a small business. The program offers qualified business owners an opportunity to grow their businesses by increasing their knowledge of credit, budgeting, marketing,…Continue
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A few weeks ago I wrote about 5 recent developments in the Baton Rouge startup scene that were helping to transform the state capital into a thriving hub for entrepreneurs. This week we have 5 more recent events that are just as exciting and noteworthy as the first 5 events, starting with Baton Rouge’s Food Truck Revolution!
(1) A “Food Truck…Continue
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The Baton Rouge startup scene has been quietly growing over the last two years, but this growth hasn’t been slow. Everywhere I look there seems to be progress, expansion, and growth and it is exciting to be a part of it. Entrepreneurs here come from diverse backgrounds and the ideas being generated are quite unique. Let’s take a look at some of the recent accomplishments Baton Rouge entrepreneurs and supporting organizations have made:
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Congrats to LaunchPad's new program, LaunchPad Ignition, for joining the invitation-only TechStars network of startup accelerators.
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AOL co-founder Steve Case will lead the new campaign and Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, will serve on the board of what will be a private-sector led initiative, according to Bloomberg.
TechStars--mentors and seed investors of Zynga, Brightkite, and oneforty, among others--has launched a national startup accelerator network.…Continue
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To read LED's news release about the award, go to …Continue
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Check out the "Entrepreneur's Census"
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Is your idea ready to be turned into a business?
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