Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide.

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These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding
Technology

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup
Money

How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition
Grow Your Business

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap
The 'Treps

3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?
Money

Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level.
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now
Money

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
When to Say No to Venture Capital
Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely
Financing

Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely

With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options.
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding
Financing

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business
Financing

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding
Financing

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter
Payments & Collections

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.
Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App
Apps & Software

Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App

Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them.
Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen
Lifestyle

Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen

Think entrepreneurship requires putting your personal life on hold and working 100 hours a week? Think again. We spoke to successful 'treps who've learned to prioritize life outside of work. Follow t
5 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Lifestyle

5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Don't want your business to wreak havoc on your health and well-being? By planning ahead and working smarter, you can avoid short-circuiting.
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out
Financing

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry
Sales

How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry

About 250,000 people use Dwolla, a payment network that charges just 25 cents for transactions of $10 or more. Dwolla's transactions on pace to total $1 billion in 2013.
New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings
Financing

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms
Business Ideas

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing
Financing

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification
Business Management

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations
Startup Financing

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash
Startup Financing

The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash

A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing.
Green Pharma
Business Ideas

Green Pharma

Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana.
A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It
Innovation

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders
Financing

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice
Social Media

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully
Starting a Business

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending
Bank Loans and Microloans

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness
Business Ideas

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.

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