Financing

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success
Financing

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator
Startup Financing

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator

While the young actor has already co-founded or invested in several startups, this time Grenier is changing his tune. Brian Solis spoke with him about his new venture.
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)
Venture Capital

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator
Startup Financing

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign
Financing

'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign

Entrepreneurs looking for a funding boost can learn a few tricks from the cult favorite's Kickstarter success story.
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)
Financing

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs
Bank Loans and Microloans

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Lending experts suggest that, finally, small-business owners and entrepreneurs can secure loans for their businesses -- if only they wanted them.
5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW
Financing

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

The founders of popular image-hosting service imgur on what it takes to launch a tech startup without seeking outside investors.
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders
Financing

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA
SBA and Government Funding

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out
Leadership

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business
Startup Financing

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)
Financing

Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape.
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013
Bank Loans and Microloans

Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Findings from Moody's Analytics shows that small-business credit quality dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, but predicts a better outlook for 2014.
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules
Financing

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?
Financing

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd'
Financing

Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd'

The Corcoran Group founder answers an entrepreneur's question about what works on crowdfunding sites.
Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For
Angel Investors

Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For

The Shark Tank investor describes exactly what she looks for when entrepreneurs pitch to her.
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You
SBA and Government Funding

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2013
Venture Capital

What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2013

A panel of New York City venture capitalists say advertising technology, financial technology and nanotechnology will be among 2013's most buzzworthy sectors.
Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses
Bank Loans and Microloans

Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants
Financing

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost
Venture Capital

Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.
What to Look for in an Accelerator Program
Starting a Business

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
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