Finance U

Defining Moment

Venture Capital

Also called equity or risk capital, venture capital is used to finance a start-up, business expansion or speculative enterprise--usually involving concepts with above-average growth potential.

D-U-N-S

Data Universal Numbering System, a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) database, identifies all government contractors and their locations by number. Want a free D-U-N-S number? Call D&B at (800) 333-0505. Then register with the Central Contractor Register (CCR) used by the government.

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This article was originally published in the January 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Finance U.

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