The Recession Is Coming: How to Set Up Your Company for Survival

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Right now, the VC market feels as effervescent as a bottle of Moët. Here’s what to do if and when the fizz goes flat. August 14, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. To hear it from reporters covering the venture capital scene, startups are swimming in VC loot a la Scrooge McDuck. Numbers from Crunchbase claim that global VC money in the first quarter of 2018 beat the previous highs from 2017, bringing the market to its highest peak since the dot-com crash. Impressive — but those numbers don’t tell the whole story. The Q1 report looked great, but the Q2 report is even dreamier, as deal and dollar volume continued to grow after Q1. That might not be as great as it sounds, though. Sure, $100 billion funds, $14 billion funding rounds and billion-dollar scooter companies are cool, but things are starting to feel a little bubbly. Shortly before the dot-com bubble