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How to finance a startup

Are you in possession of a unique business idea that you have made a plan for, and the only thing you need is a way to finance it? In most countries, there are many ways to get funding when you want to start a business. 

In the following paragraphs, we will share some good and simple financing options, with upsides and downsides to each method, so that you may consider the most fitting alternative for you and your company. Here is what we’ll cover: 

  • Equity
  • Family, friends, and acquaintances
  • External loans
  • Angel investors

Equity

Financing a business with equity means that the business owners put in the money themselves. This is often the first natural option you should consider for your startup. You may have been saving for years to capitalize on such an opportunity, which is the ideal situation for this method. What’s usually the case, though, is that you don’t have enough equity, and thereby need some other ways on top of this one to fund the whole startup. 

By financing your business with equity you only use your own money. We repeat that this is usually the first and best option, as it only makes you accountable for the money that you yourself have put into the project. But in any case, you want to make very sure that you’re pouring your hard-earned cash into a viable idea. 

Family, friends, and acquaintances 

Despite the initial resistance you may feel at asking your family and friends to lend you money for your startup, this can actually be a good solution – as long as you write a contract. These people may be very happy to help you out, but in case your business idea fails, you don’t want to get stuck between a rock and a hard place by not being able to pay them back. This can not only ruin your capitalistic dreams but also your close relationships

External loans

In case you consider starting a sole proprietorship and using a personal loan for financing it, there are some important things to consider. The upsides are that these loans give you quick and easy access to money, which is usually preferable when your idea is hot and the emotion is strong. In addition, there is also no security in these loans, which means you won’t have to put up any of your belongings as payment security for the bank. 

You should be aware of this, however: personal loans are private loans that you are fully accountable for paying back. If your business goes bankrupt and you’re not able to pay down the loan, you may fall into debt that can be hard to pay back. It can also make it harder for you to get loans in the future, according to the Norwegian fintech company Lan for deg. In their article on “Forbrukslån med betalingsanmerkning,” they write about how payment remarks prevent you from taking up personal loans. When you have a history of not being able to pay your bills, on time or at all, the bank doesn’t have any safety that you’re going to do so when taking up a new loan. This fact further proves just how personally accountable you are for this financing method, as opposed to only putting your own equity into the business. 

Angel investors

As you saw above, banks want to feel absolutely safe that you’ll be able to pay down the loan they give you. Angel investors, on the other hand, are quite a different breed. They thrive on funding entrepreneurs who “think outside the box” and come up with new and unconventional startup ideas. By buying stocks in the company, right from the start, angel investors make themselves an important part of a potential gold mine. 

These people are usually wealthy enough to handle a few setbacks, and they are bigger risk-takers than the average friend, family member, or bank. For more information on finding an angel investor for your startup, we recommend that you check out an article written by The Balance Small Business, “How to Find Angel Investors.” 

With the four startup financing tips that we have outlined above, we hope to have given you a diverse set of opportunities that suit you well, whether you have enough equity yourself, wealthy friends, or are open to considering personal loans and angel investors. 

5 hacks to take your online webinar to the next level

5 hacks to take your online webinar to the next level

Hosting a webinar is a good and cost-effective way to reach a group of people who are interested in you, or in a topic you know a lot about. We have put together some simple steps that will help raise the quality of your webinar. Good luck!

 

  1. Start by introducing yourself
  2. Adapt language and content
  3. Make sure you are in a room with good sound and light conditions
  4. Choose a neat and clean background
  5. Set up the camera in a level position and at head height

 

  1. Start by introducing yourself

Giving your viewers a clarification of expectations at the start of the webinar is important. Therefore, start with an introduction, where they get to know more about the person speaking and what they can expect to learn during this time.

 

Example: In this webinar, we will talk about the concept of content marketing and give you insight into why content is an important part of companies’ marketing, and not least how we can link content production to increased sales.

 

  1. Adapt language and content

The way you speak to your audience is important, just like in a lecture. Know who you are talking to, and adapt content and language accordingly. What problems do you think they face and how do you respond to this in the webinar? To keep the audience’s attention, it’s also important to be engaged in what you’re talking about.

 

  1. Make sure you are in a room with good sound and light conditions

It is recommended to record the sound with an external microphone for the best sound. But no matter what equipment you go for, you should try to place it as close to the sound source as possible.

 

Ceiling lights often cast unwanted shadows on the face. If you do not have lamps available, you should try to find a natural light source, such as a large window, where the light hits the face. 

 

In Norway, it has become standard practice to use something called teppefliser, (also called carpet tiles) in order to avoid echo in recordings. Using carpet tiles is a good way to attenuate the sound which bounces off walls. 

 

  1. Choose a neat and clean background

Compose an image where everything that is not included is cleared away. The background should be clean and tidy, and any objects you want to include should be strategically placed (e.g. logo on the wall, or other branding elements/things that represent something you stand for, or the topic you are going to talk about). With some distance to the wall behind, you will create a nice depth in the picture. 

 

  1. Set up the camera in a level position and at head height

Make sure that both head and shoulders are in the picture, and make sure that there is enough air between the head and the edge of the picture. Sometimes it may be wise not to place yourself in the middle of the picture, but a little to the side.

Understanding Web Science

Understanding Web Science

Web Science is an emerging discipline concerned with the study of complex, large-scale socio-technological systems, especially the World Wide Web. Theoretically, it deals with research questions concerning topics such as human population genetics, social networks, and information systems. The discipline combines theoretical and applied research in a quest to advance knowledge in these areas. It combines computer science with human science.

Understanding Web Science

All the Information You Need About Web Science

Some of the key areas of focus of Web Science are search engines, multimedia, network science, web design, user modeling, and software engineering. In recent years, Web Science has emerged out of two related fields: social network analysis and visual communications. In the earlier field of social network analysis, researchers examined how people used the internet in social settings such as clubs, message boards, and Usenet. With the rise of social networking sites, researchers probed the impact of these sites on interpersonal relationships.

During the late stages of the last decade or so, researchers probed large-scale data mining using natural language processing technologies and data mining technologies based on financial algorithms. These methods allowed for the extraction of large volumes of data from a complex, unchanging, and challenging environment. They provided a foundation for new opportunities in information science that were quite unprecedented at that time. Then, with the introduction of the internet and the dawn of new technologies, new opportunities for scientific research were introduced as well. The World Wide Web has now reached into our personal lives, changing everything we know about ourselves and our world.

Web Science has provided new avenues for scientific investigation in the fields of astronomy, geology, computer science, medicine, and anthropology. It has also opened up an entirely new field in the social sciences, human development, political science, engineering, and sociology. Web Science and engineering have contributed to business and law, the development of e-business, computer science, and physics. Many other disciplines in science have benefited as well. The possibilities in the applications of Web Science are virtually endless.

One of the most exciting and perhaps the most far-reaching impacts of Web Science is its ability to extend its scope into areas that had previously been out of reach. By using sophisticated statistical analysis and modeling techniques, web scientists have been able to make new measurements and discoveries in all the natural sciences, including ecology, anthropology, cognitive science, health, neuroscience, physics, sociology, psychology, and technology. They have made profound contributions to our understanding of brain development, learning, memory, decision making, reasoning, and language. Theoretical advances in many of these areas have led to applications outside of computer science, providing new opportunities for students, researchers, and even business leaders.

Web Science can be applied in a broad range of scientific areas. It can be applied to any aspect of science that has to do with user context, such as information processing, machine learning, databases, scientific publishing, and visualization. It is often regarded as “cybernetics” or “social sciences.” Researchers and scientists involved with Web Science develop new data gathering methods and analysis. They also use new technological approaches to provide the basis for communication, collaboration, and scientific research. Web Science typically deals with large amounts of data, and it attempts to analyze, synthesize, and distribute this data in a timely manner to facilitate communication, analysis, and decision making.

Theoretical Web Science involves developing applications in all areas of computer science, including artificial intelligence, databases, human-computer interaction, optimization, and programming languages. This is sometimes referred to as Web Mathematics, Web Algorithms, or Web Computing Science. Web Science typically involves a variety of areas of research, including combinatorial linguistics, computer networks, social networks, human intelligence, and statistical methods. Web Science was named after the field of computer sciences, founded at Harvard University in the 1970s, to use computers to understand all aspects of the natural and social sciences.

In Conclusion

As we move into the digital era, the definition of Web Science will likely change. We will continue to see a collaborative effort between researchers, technology, and business leaders to deliver high-quality research results. Many universities are now developing multiple Web Science departments, which will, in turn, require a new funding structure for academic research. The research results from these departments will play an important role in the new opportunities that will arise from the digital age.