Financing

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.
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013
Startup Financing

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
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.
Finding Your First Investor
Angel Investors

Finding Your First Investor

Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.
Raising Capital in Rural America
Financing

Raising Capital in Rural America

With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker
Bank Loans and Microloans

Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Business on Main sits down for an interview with Maria C. Coyne, executive vice president of the Consumer and Small Business Banking segment at KeyBank.
Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)
Financing

Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)

Startups in emerging markets like Vietnam want to tap U.S investors, but capital won't flow until crowdfunding moves forward, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013
Venture Capital

Venture Capitalist Investing Might Take a Dip in 2013

Seed-stage companies had a particularly rough go in 2012, and money will likely to be sparser in 2013.
What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013
SBA and Government Funding

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC
Financing

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding
Venture Capital

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative
Financing

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

On peer-to-peer lending website Prosper, anonymous users raise money from anonymous investors, Kickstarter-style.
What's Ahead in 2013 for Venture Capital
Venture Capital

What's Ahead in 2013 for Venture Capital

Startups in enterprise IT are more likely to come out ahead next year, but those in the consumer space may have a harder time getting funding.
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