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Win A SBIR Grant

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Space exploration is accomplished through the efforts of our government, some big businesses and many small businesses like AZTech.  More...

Raise Money The Old Way

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At the beginning stages of Biosite, the need for rapid testing was laughed at by the big boys in the diagnostic industry. This fact would have made getting a bank loan impossible.

Be Willing to Start Small

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Founder Shiv Krishnan started his company knowing that he was selling brain power.     More...

Start Simply

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The dot bomb period proved to us all that too much money at the start-up provides a false sense of security.  By starting at home and living on savings, Nigel and Rosemary Skeffington built a strong foundation. More...

Be Grateful. Be Happy. Get Inspired.

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We hear people all the time echoing Sohrab's comment, "I didn't start the business because of money. I started because I loved what I was doing." And after 20 years, he still jumps out of bed excited to go to work that morning.

Put All Of Your Skin In The Game

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We mean put all of your money and all of your heart into your idea because you set the tone for future investors. No one will invest in your idea if you have not already done so. Next you have to use the cash to provide the tools needed to achieve perfection. More...

Borrow from Family

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Before she succeeded, Leonor Ferrer overcame lack of money, a bad partner and being the first Hispanic woman broker at the San Diego border.

Live on a Shoestring

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Keeping overhead low during the startup is often the only way a founder can build a strong foundation.