Here's a couple of places where you can apply:
"Bootstrapping a business is not without its challenges. Besides the long hours and the strain on personal relationships, it can be tricky to split one's creative juices between two professional pursuits."
"Bootstrapping takes a combination of frugal thinking, creativity, and planning. Entrepreneurs who do it successfully are able to stretch limited funds to do great things in their businesses, while competing with businesses that have bigger budgets."
"Before you spend money on anything, you should talk to potential customers about their level of interest in your product. Ask them how they would use it, what features they might like to see and how much they would consider paying for it."
"It [Bootstrapping] simply means growing your business using your existing resources instead of going out and raising a bunch of money from other people. It means growing organically."
"Small business startup grants are always important to keep an eye on. They can help sustain your business until your cash flow becomes more reliable and positive. They can also help to significantly grow your business."
"Don't assume your bank will turn you down; the main high-street lenders emphasise their desire to work with start-ups… You will need a clear business plan, with financial projections, but the banks will help you work on this."
"To bag any type of funding, you'll need to prove there's a gap in the market for your product or service."
"Your business plan must also be solid, and include factors such as market research, analysis of competition, goals and objectives."
"It is vital when carrying out an online fund raise, that you also prepare yourself to pitch offline, because there may be times when an investor will want to invest a large sum of money, but will stipulate that you have to deliver a face-to-face pitch to them."
"Be as concise as possible. Try to keep your business plan as short as possible, ideally 20-30 pages; investors don’t want to be wading through information."
"A pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc."
"Any company trying to keep digital marketing costs down is missing a serious opportunity if they don’t yet have a presence on social media."
"When it’s time to recruit a second pair of hands, don’t make the mistake of thinking that your only expense will be your employee’s salary. Employees are expensive"
Ron Sela is a profit-driven marketer at RonSela.com
"Social media is, by definition, social. If you want to get the most out of your social media platform, and the campaign you orchestrate from it, then it’s not enough to simply post great content.
Great content demands a response, and your readers will inevitably comment on it. When they do, you need to be prepared to answer them."