Most founders are not in a position to bootstrap, or solely fund, their way to startup growth and success. Initial product development and market entry is typically funded through external investments, such as common stock financing or venture capital investments.
Making the right connections is important when starting a business. Knowing how to parlay a great idea into a business opportunity that investors will get back is a critical part of building your network.
Starting a business can feel like a roller coaster ride. Learning from the successes and failures of fellow entrepreneurs can help you cope with the highs and lows of business development.