Business Strategy

3 Ways To Raise Funds For Your Business If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban

3 Ways To Raise Funds For Your Business If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban
3 Ways To Raise Funds For Your Business If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban

Image Source: Google Image

Let’s say you have this groundbreaking idea. Not a good but a great idea. You are assiduous, passionate, and zealous and have all the necessary elements and skills to implement that precious one-of-a-kind idea but lack that one thing that is needed most after the conception of course. Yeah, it is the green stuff.

Money Period.

Entrepreneurship is dernier cri nowadays.

Everyone is bent on being his own boss. But the thought and passion isn’t enough. Starting your own business isn’t a cakewalk, and if you perceive it otherwise, I’m sorry to inform you, but you’re delusional. You need to have insight, understand market needs, get into some tough competition, and most importantly have moolahs. Facing and overcoming competition is a hard barrier for start-ups. Here we won’t be discussing that. The only thing worth mentioning in this context is that it’s the best to have a killer proposal that has a fat chance of being accepted. And that my friend is a lot of hard work!

Also Read: Mark Cuban – A Successful Serial Entrepreneur, Investor And Owner Of Dallas Mavericks, Started His Entrepreneurial Journey Selling Trash Bags!

So, funding frequently means finding investors who are willing to be stakeholders in making something out of your idea. Top options for considering are normally borrowing from family, close associates, etc. or use contacts provided by them. This plan seldom turns out well. It is better to avoid such awkwardness unless there is a dire need. Public funding is also possible but highly improbable to come by. After all, not everybody has a crowd-pleasing idea of making potato salad! Hang in there brave heart! Well then here it is. If Mark Cuban, the celebrated serial entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the notorious deal maker, Dallas Mavericks, isn’t on your top friends list, you can go ahead with these ideas in order to fund your project.

The book Rich Bitch penned by Nicole Lapin gives us a few brilliant ideas for the same. Some excerpts from the book has been listed below.


Grants are a very good idea to secure the monetary side of the project. Depending on the type of idea and the target market, you have to choose grants that might be of help. Albeit it’s difficult to get funding this way, but there isn’t much harm in taking up a challenge. Challenges are, after all, opportunities in disguise. There are many grants available for various sections of people like women, minority, etc. The world crowd funding industry shared had grown above $5.1 million in 2013 and is pegged to grow exponentially. Good websites on Grants and Crowd funding , where your search-for-grant can begin is:,, , and many more.


There are various contests organized by big corporations that believe that ideas are worth listening, and if they’re good, worth funding too. Amazon Web Services Start-up Challenge, MIT $100k, PITCH: Women 2.0 Start-Up Contest, etc. are all ideal places to drop in your idea. Nothing great comes easy. These contests are hard to win, but there are winners. You can be that with the right combination of qualities, work and passion. There are many new contests like Hult Prize, Hatch Pitch, Launch Festival, etc. that offer assistance from global communities and greens for your start up.

Idea no #3:   GET YOUR OWN CUBAN

There is a possibility for you to find a great investor yourself.  A great investor as the adjective suggest would share contacts and wisdom with you. But nothing comes free! They might, in most cases, ask for a part of the company to be in their name. If that is not your cup of tea, then research is advised. There are other networks like Gust, Investors Circle and SBA that are indispensable for creating good contacts. Apart from that, resources like Astia and Golden Seeds help women build start-ups.

Also Read: Most Billionaires Have Been Failures At Some Point in Time In The Past

So buckle up! You got to build a business! Remember?

Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel - .
How does this post make you feel?
  • Excited
  • Fascinated
  • Amused
  • Bored
  • Sad
  • Angry
Business Strategy

More in Business Strategy

Social Media Engagement 101: How to Help Increase Your Follower Interaction

adminOctober 26, 2017

Call Tracking and Conversions: Why Call Tracking Can Help Improve Your Conversions

adminOctober 12, 2017

5 Creative Ways To Attract Top Talent For Your Business

adminSeptember 15, 2017
Business guide to success

A New Business Owner’s Guide to Success

adminSeptember 15, 2017

Tuition Business- Why it’s better to Own a Private Institution as compared to Personal Coaching

adminSeptember 3, 2017

Top LMS Integrations You Need to Improve elearning

Kamy AndersonApril 7, 2017

Make Your Professional Bio Sound Like You: Tips On Writing An Autobiography

Eleanor SummersMarch 28, 2017

4 Ways to Become Your Own Boss

Dan RadakMarch 28, 2017

Google’s Andromeda and Microsoft’s Andromeda: Are They the Same?

William BournMarch 22, 2017