5 Ways to Accelerate the Fundraising Process

Fundraising is an essential activity for small and medium-sized businesses—but it’s also one that too many startup founders and executives struggle to do effectively. In this article, we’ll discuss five of the best ways to accelerate the fundraising process and get your company on the right track.

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4 Tips for Preparing for a Financial Audit

Financial audits are a necessary process for organizations of all sizes and industries. While audits provide external verification that you’ve complied with the applicable laws and regulations, they also require a great deal of time and effort on your part.

Preparing for a financial audit can be stressful and complicated—but it doesn’t have to be. By following the 4 tips below, you’ll be ready to meet the challenges of a financial audit when the time comes.

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Top Considerations When Planning Virtual Shareholder Meetings

Shareholder meetings are a once-a-year opportunity for investors to engage with a company’s leadership and hold them accountable for the previous year’s performance. But with much of the workplace moving online in the past few months, can shareholder meetings make the leap as well?

The answer is yes: many businesses have successfully migrated their stockholder meetings to cyberspace. Not only is this more convenient and safer for many shareholders, it also opens the meeting up to a much wider live audience.

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SecureDocs Rated Top VDR in New Gartner Reports

The SecureDocs team is committed to supporting our customers by providing virtual data room solutions with features designed to simplify the deal process and allow users to securely store and share sensitive information. By providing a product that is intuitive, affordable, and backed by unparalleled customer support, SecureDocs makes it easy for businesses to get deals done.

That's why we're proud to announce that SecureDocs has recently been named a top virtual data room solution by some of the most respected and trusted software review sites, thanks to the feedback from customers who count on our software to help facilitate their most important financial events, including mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, and IPOs. 

Below is more information about the latest software review site reports that show why SecureDocs is one of the leading virtual data room solutions.

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7 Data Security Tips for Teams Working Remotely

More people are working from home than ever before: 63 percent of Americans, according to an April 2020 survey. What’s more, these arrangements may continue indefinitely, as many companies make plans to allow employees to work remotely.

Yet even with much of the workforce at home, IT and data security remains a pressing concern. Below, we’ll discuss 7 data security tips for remote teams to help keep sensitive and confidential information safely under lock and key.

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Meet Andy Silverman, Marketing Campaign Manager

At SecureDocs, our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers.

This month we’re catching up with Andy Silverman, Marketing Campaign Manager at SecureDocs. Andy plays a key role on the SecureDocs marketing team creating new content, managing the company blog, and working with customers to capture their experiences using the product.

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40 Common Questions to Ask When Buying a Business

Buying a business is like making any other investment: you want to be sure that it’s a smart and sound use of your money. Most crucially, you need to verify that the business is actually worth the price that the seller is asking, and that you’ll be able to keep generating revenue long after the transaction is complete.

This means that performing your due diligence by asking the right questions is a critical part of the buying process. In this article, we’ll suggest some of the most important questions to ask when buying a business, separated into a few major areas of inquiry.

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The Difference Between M&A Advisors and Business Brokers

You’ve crunched the numbers, put some feelers out, and you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to sell your business. But unless you have in-depth experience with the worlds of business and corporate finance, it’s almost certainly a good idea to work with an advisor to help you through the process.

There are multiple types of M&A professionals who you can work with during the transaction, including M&A advisors and business brokers. Yet while these terms are sometimes confused, they certainly aren’t synonymous. So what’s the difference between M&A advisors and business brokers, and how does the distinction affect you?

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How to Pitch to Investors in a Remote Environment

People are working from home more than ever these days—but that’s not stopping startups and small businesses who are looking for funding from investors. In these unique times, pitching to investors remotely may now be a make-or-break skill for your business.

The good news is that many of the same skills that serve you well in person apply to pitching remotely as well. In this article, we’ll discuss 10 tips and best practices for pitching to investors in a remote environment, so that you can best prepare for the call and smooth over any bumps in the road.

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Alternative Venture Capital vs. Traditional Venture Capital

For decades, venture capital has followed a very traditional script: large tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter engaged in several rounds of financing with major firms before going public. However, the startup revolution of the 2010s has changed the world of venture capital, forcing firms to adapt to this new landscape.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the ways that alternative venture capital is changing the game.

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