7 Steps for Small Business Success

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Get financials in order and be prepared to leverage capital. To grow a company to scale, odds are it's going to require venture capital, something black businesses often struggle to attract despite the fact that there's currently about $1 trillion dollars in venture capital. "Entrepreneurs say 'give me the money.' Well, they're not going to give you the money," Lowry says. “They're going to invest the money for a return on that investment. And if you have those six things in place, it looks like a pretty good investment."

Get financials in order and be prepared to leverage capital. To grow a company to…