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Brian OConnell

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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Crowdfunding is here: Are you ready?
OConnell Brian
1/9/2012
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It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check.

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Healthcare entrepreneurs can get NSBRI funding for ideas used in space
OConnell Brian
1/6/2012
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A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideasĀ -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.

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New healthcare businesses get a funding boost from Healthbox
OConnell Brian
12/20/2011
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Would you, the healthcare startup owner, accept $50,000 in funding in exchange for a 7 percent equity stake in your business? That's the question a Chicago-based healthcare seed accelerator is asking healthcare entrepreneurs. And pretty soon, we'll see how they answer that question.

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Is "locavesting" the next logical step for small business financing?
OConnell Brian
12/13/2011
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Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.

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Small biotech companies could benefit from business-friendly bills in Congress
OConnell Brian
12/2/2011
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Small biotech companies may have the feeling that venture capital firms are avoiding small life sciences firms like the plague. But maybe not for longĀ -- if Washington has anything to say about it.

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Pros and cons of venture capital and angel investing
OConnell Brian
11/18/2011
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We examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.

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Angel investing versus venture capital: Part I
OConnell Brian
11/17/2011
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Popular convention has it that venture capital is the most common and popular form of startup funding. But a deeper look inside the numbers reveals that angel funders, over the long haul, are much more likely than venture capital firms to provide seed money to a new business startup.

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A lesson on funding cycles
OConnell Brian
10/25/2011
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Can "boom and bust" cycles exist in the venture funding market? You bet they can. And recent data from the chemical sector is a great example of how and why.

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Can entrepreneurs avoid "No Mans Land"?
OConnell Brian
10/20/2011
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In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.

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