David Newton

David Newton is a professor of entrepreneurial finance and head of the entrepreneurship program, which he founded in 1990, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. The author of four books on both entrepreneurship and finance investments, David was formerly a contributing editor on growth capital for Industry Week Growing Companies magazine and has contributed to such publications as Entrepreneur, Your Money, Success, Red Herring, Business Week, Inc. and Solutions. He's also consulted to nearly 100 emerging, fast-growth entrepreneurial ventures since 1984.

Incubator Funding -- Is It Right for Your Business?

These centers provide not only capital, but also a great location to launch your new business. What's the catch?

The Basics of IPOs

Thinking about launching an initial public offering for your company? Get oriented with this step-by-step guide.
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Using Your Own Money to Grow

If your company needs a cash infusion to grow, it may be possible to get that funding from within.
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Using Your Own Money to Grow

If your company needs a cash infusion to grow, it may be possible to get that funding from within.
Finance

Pros and Cons of Incubator Funding

These centers provide not only capital, but also a great location to launch your new business.
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The ABCs of IPOs

If you're thinking about launching an initial public offering for your company, this step-by-step guide to IPOs will familiarize you with the process.

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s

What Is a Personal Loan Guarantee?

Before you sign on the dotted line, take some time to understand your liability.

Finding Government Funding

The bank isn't the only place to turn if you need startup cash. Our Finance Expert suggests a few ways to squeeze some money out of the government.

Using Home Equity to Get a Business Loan

Before you choose this risky method of financing, use this checklist to determine if it'll work.

Raising Cash Close to Home

You can raise startup funding from friends and family, but if you don't keep these tips in mind, prepare for heartache!

What to Know Before You Try to Raise Capital

Seeking funds for your business? Don't meet with potential investors until you've taken these five important steps.
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Important Finance Terms Defined

A quick review of some basic financial terminology every entrepreneur should understand.
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Top 10 Finance Terms

Before getting financing, make sure to familiarize yourself with the basic terminology.
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Negotiating Private Lender Credit Terms

When working with a private lender vs. a commercial bank, there are different considerations to keep in mind.