If you've come up with an impressive business idea and assembled a team around you, it might be tempting to feel like the hard part is over. However, until you've secured some way of funding your project, it can easily evaporate before your eyes.
Not every great innovator is also great at getting people to part with their cash, but at the early stages of a business, remember that potential donors are investing in you as much as your idea.
The sooner you start thinking about funding, the better. Here are some top tips to help you bag some generous contributions.
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