Use our Startup Guides to get your business up-and-running fast

Now you can access our five Startup Guides, and you can download the MP3 audio files and the quick-start templates to help get your business going fast.

Visit to get these quick and easy Startup Guides today.

In these Startup Guides, you’ll discover useful tips for:

  • Funding your business in 4 ways
  • Writing a business plan in 13 easy steps
  • Forming a company or incorporating
  • Managing your cash flow… so you don’t run out of money
  • Protecting your ideas and intellectual property

Go to, or just click “Startup Guides” from the home page of!

Need to raise more money? Need more time to raise additional funding? Extend your Raise!

Did you know that you can extend your Raise for additional months? Even if your Raise has already ended, you may extend it in order to continue raising funding for your business until you reach your funding target.

To extend your Raise, just go to your account at, click “Extend” next to the Raise you’d like to extend, and add up to 6 more months of time for only $9.99 per month.

Add more time to your Raise today!

Welcome Dan Pugh, our new Chief Operating Officer, to the team

We’d like to welcome Daniel Pugh, our new COO, to the team!

Dan is a business executive and corporate attorney with more than 16 years of experience leading and advising technology-driven companies and counseling business leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, and venture capital investors. He particularly enjoys working with startups and early-stage ventures and has assisted these companies in all aspects of business including founding, organization, operations, early funding, venture and mezzanine investments, IPOs, public and private M&A transactions, intellectual property development and licensing, joint ventures, corporate governance, and many other areas. Most recently, Dan served as a strategic and project management consultant to the hedge fund Silver Point Capital, as business and legal consultant to Arbitron Inc. (NYSE:ARB) and Micro Focus (US), Inc., and as strategy and transactions advisor to numerous private companies and entrepreneurs.

In the role of company legal advisor, Dan has been General Counsel of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a biotechnology startup focusing on synthetic biology and biofuels research and development, Vice President and Deputy Chief Counsel-Corporate of Prism Communication Services, Inc., a broadband telecommunications venture, and Senior Attorney with Arbitron Inc., the media audience and consumer research company. Dan started his career as an Associate in the Corporate Department of the law firm Piper & Marbury L.L.P. (now DLA Piper) representing entrepreneurs and venture capital funds and specializing in venture capital financing, M&A transactions, securities law, and technology licensing. He later was Of Counsel to the firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, working with similar clients and transactions.

Dan holds a BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law (where he served as Executive Editor of the Maryland Law Review), and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

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