Starting a business? How will you fund it? It would appear at first glance from the press that most successful startups get funding from VC and Angel investments, when in reality most businesses are self-funded. Bootstrapping is the process whereby a business is started without any external help or capital. These businesses typically use personal savings, lines of credit, or internal cash flow to fund the business. Most operate in a lean model being very cautious with expenses while reinvesting any profits back in to the business to support development and growth.
If you have questions about how sales and marketing work, or how to apply them to your business or idea, come to this meeting where a panel of experienced startup veterans who have spearheaded the sales efforts of several new businesses will discuss how to approach the question of acquiring initial customers. Come listen to them share their experience, talk about do's and don'ts, and describe the resources available to entrepreneurs looking to make their first sale.