bootstrap

To bootstrap or not? 5 questions to ask yourself

Dreams of starting your own business are often filled with fantasies of coming up with a great idea, and venture capital firms fighting to fund it for you.

How to permanently bootstrap your startup

No investors would have been excited about my co-founder and I changing direction five times. Since we answered to no one, we could make many adjustments that eventually led to success.

Bootstrappers

5 ways bootstrapping can make you a better business

For most startups, the goal is to score a big round of venture capital funding and then to finally get out of fundraising mode and into the business of growing the company. But even if you get a round of funding, it rarely ends there.

Our secret to getting funded

(Editor’s note: Clate Mask is the co-founder and CEO of software company Infusionsoft. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)