Don't use Ads as your Business Model

BY F3FUNDIT If you’re basing your entire business model on advertising, bin it, it will get you nowhere. Especially if your business falls within the boundaries of a mobile / web business. Why? How shall we count the ways. Supply & Demand – With the prevalence of Google’s AdSense on even your grandma’s blog, advertisers…

The question of Intellectual Property theft, and idea stealing.

Without doubt you’ve got your business idea and you thin that it’s the hottest thing since sliced bread and you’re already envisioning yourself on the cover of Time and the Economist. And then the paranoia starts taking over, and you start thinking that you need to be hush hush about it, have your wife, or…

Researching Venture Cap funds

BY F3FUNDIT You’ve got your business off the ground, you’ve secured some financing, you’re cash flow positive, and business is good. Great! But you need to expand into a new market and to do that you need cash. Your 3f’s (friends family and fools) are all pretty much exhausted, and Angel Capital’s already been spent…

Seeking Investment, Seed, Angel and Venture Capital

BY F3FUNDIT Part 1 of 2 You’ve been working for days on end, the business plan is more or less finished, you’ve started developing your product, and still putting some polish onto the conceptual side of things. You figure you can get the basics up and running, or simply put you’re at a wall, and…

Engaging your users, a key to success

BY F3FUNDIT While ideas as far as ideas go are great just by themselves, they don’t help you generate revenues. What really makes an online blog / enterprise valuable is the user engagement. Users of your site / product / what have you need to have something to do, spend time on your site, and…

Don't waste money on proprietary software when open source will do.

BY F3FUNDIT The amount of capital funneled into R&D of proprietary software is simply staggering. Microsoft itself spends over $7B annually on R&D and while a big boy, that is only one company – aggregate the total amount spent annually and you’re talking GDP of a small European country. Given that R&D for proprietary software…

Twitter in Business – Benefits

BY F3FUNDIT While twitter is nearly everywhere these days, many people still consider themselves naysayers. These individuals don’t really understand what the platform can do, most people will just assign a basic social network narcissistic assumption to twitter, and sure there are millions of people who use it for nothing more than to tell the…

The Benefits of Recessions

BY F3FUNDIT Someone once said, that humanity is at its best when faced with great adversity, or something to that effect. This statement is as true now, as the day when it was coined. If we look at human history, when times were good – we find that there is little to social, technological, literary,…