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Alexandra Anghel offers advice on when it's the right decision to say no to an investor.

We have all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is to raise money, especially in Europe.

Investors are used to saying no a lot and most of the time they have a valid reason for doing so. Not the right market, not the right product, not the right team.  

So what do you do when you (finally!) get one of them to say yes? Do you analyze if they are the right match for your startup or if you have good chemistry? And when you get your hands on one of those coveted term sheets and it’s not exactly what you expected, do you consider saying NO to them?

Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel network.

Allan Watson outlines his 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur.

Your company may only have three employees and be headquartered in your parents' home, but that doesn't mean you can't dream about globalization.

Expanding your startup globally is an entrepreneur's dream that you cannot ignore, what with all of us living in an increasingly connected world. Here is a list of five global expansion tricks that will pique your ambitions and propel you towards the path of startup superstardom.

Did you know that women entrepreneurs who get their business funded are 12% more efficient than male entrepreneurs, using an average of 33% less capital? In addition, the number of women with freely available assets totalling more than €1 million is growing. This untapped potential in female investors and entrepreneurs is the reason why the Next Women have started a new fund, “The Next Women Crowd Fund”.

Singapore is fast becoming recognised as a gateway to the rest of Asia by businesses looking to grow globally. John McHugh, Property Marketing Manager at MAG Property the property and development arm of leading UK airport operator Manchester Airports Group, talks to The NextWomen about some of the best business cities in the world, and what they offer to the business owners who decide to locate their companies within them.

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for womenRSM (Rotterdam School of Management) is committed to contributing to the development of women entrepreneurs.

With this in mind, they are running an entrepreneurial bootcamp designed for women who have thought at one time or another about starting an entrepreneurial venture.

The programme will provide insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

Denise Colella is the CEO of Maxifier, the global leader in programmatic premium optimization. Denise Colella, CEO of programmatic premium optimization company Maxifier, talks to The NextWomen about the negative and positive aspects to being a woman in a male-dominated industry, drawing on her own experiences of working in the technology industry.

The viral nature of the Internet helps founders secure a larger amount of investment. In the 8th part of her insightful series about funding, Elizabeth Crowell examines crowdfunding as a source of investment. To read Part 7 of the series, about sourcing investment from friends and family, click here.

Charles Hylton-Potts In a series of articles Charles Hylton-Potts, a lawyer based in London, covers a range of legal topics relevant to establishing a business in the EU. Click here to check out his previous article.

Happy New Year! New Year is a time for new beginnings, but also a time for celebrating the best moments of the previous year.  2013 was a great year for The NextWomen and we couldn’t have done it without you, our community. So, to mark the occasion, we’re announcing the top ten most popular The NextWomen articles of 2013, judged by the amount of times they have been read by you!

We’re really looking forward to what 2014 has in store, and we’ve got some inspirational articles and high profile interviews lined up for you over the coming months.