3 Top Resources for DIY Entrepreneurs

3 Top Resources for DIY Entrepreneurs

A staggering 500,000 new businesses are started each month in the US alone. While less than twenty percent survive their first year, that still leaves over one million of new entrepreneurs every year. Amazon, Etsy, etc., have jumped on that increasing market for consumer products related ventures. But without outside funding, what can the rest of the DIY entrepreneurs do to advance their business? Here are three top resources we have here in the #yesphx entrepreneurial ecosystem in the metro Phoenix area. I am sure you can search for similar ones in your area.   PADT Design Days at CEI What if you could have access to experts in design and engineering? PADT Design Days at CEI brings the best product experts to help you improve the design, production, protection and commercialization of your innovations. Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) engineers will be available to offer one-on-one assistance with all your product development needs, and you can also meet with intellectual property attorneys, SBIR / STTR innovation grant specialists and more! This event takes place once a month at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at Gateway College. Sign up and check it out here.   MAG Mapping Center Wish you could easily find local clients, competitors or partners? MAG interactive maps are one of the best keep secrets in the Metro Phoenix Area. Developed by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), MAG Mapping Center is a collection of interactive mapping and analysis sites for public use, showing data ranging from demographic to employers to land use and more. Their features, queries capabilities and export capacities are vast and...

How to Break Through the 4 Common Barriers to Small Business Funding

When Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) Networking at 5 PM … Program starts at 5:30 PM   REGISTER NOW – IT’S FREE! How to Break Through the 4 Common Barriers to Small Business Funding Hosted by Business Breakthrough Academy   Every business needs it, whether to bring your ideas to fruition or to capture fast moving opportunities. Yet securing capital is one of the most challenging tasks for entrepreneurs. What will it take to get your company funded? We will cover the 4 keys to virtually guarantee your funding. In this workshop you will learn: What is your borrower persona? Which capital sources match your borrower profile? When is the best time to secure funding? How to prepare a funding package? By adhering to these principles you will have a greater chance of getting a check!   André F. Wilson Managing Partner Capital acquisition specialist with experience and knowledge in negotiating, structuring and securing capital. Mr. Wilson has served on Wall Street as an Investment Banker locating and developing companies to bring to market. This experience has proven to be invaluable when assisting companies with securing capital to achieve next level growth.   SAVE YOUR SEAT...