Michelle Goodman is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide.
Able, the brainchild of two Harvard MBAs, requires borrowers to raise the first quarter of their loan amount from friends and family.
The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
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When you're launching a business on your own, you need to spend wisely.
Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.
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.
Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level.
The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
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.
After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.