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How to speed up your funding process

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There is a lot to be learnt from the online marketers who are having great success in closing the sale with their prospects – some of those lessons can be leveraged by entrepreneurs who are looking to raise funds for their great young businesses.

If you are a new or young entrepreneur , one of the first useful tips is to find a Mentor.

Now before you blow this up into something huge and challenging – ideally a mentor will be someone from your chosen industry with a significant set of experiences that can be directly brought to bear on your start up….

…but, if you are new to an industry and do not have an obvious or reachable mentors (and don’t worry – after you’ve been doing your startup for a while, you’ll pick up one or two along the way…) but if they’re not jumping out of the woodwork today, first, consider looking for mentors in other industries that have skill sets you can leverage.

…and here’s another great option if you don’t have any obvious mentors hanging around….