Financing

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.
10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors
Venture Capital

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013
IPOs and DPOs

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel
Financing

Crowdfunding for Startup Capital -- And Market Intel

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter offer more than money. With the right approach, young entrepreneurs can also gain valuable market insights.
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)
Financing

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be Separate
Financing

Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be Separate

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains why mixing your money can lead to legal issues.
For the New Generation of Venture Capitalists, Their Advice Is More Valuable Than Their Money
Venture Capital

For the New Generation of Venture Capitalists, Their Advice Is More Valuable Than Their Money

'NewGen VCs' don't come out of finance. It's all about prior entrepreneurial experience.
Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?
Angel Investors

Can Your Startup Snare the Likes of Billionaire Investor Richard Branson?

After landing a top-dollar investment from the famed entrepreneur, the young founders of MySocialCloud.com have found continued success. But could their strategy work for you?
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles
Bank Loans and Microloans

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding
Financing

How Accelerators Help Start-ups Get Funding

Getting your venture accepted into an accelerator can help immensely when it comes to getting venture capital, thanks to a rigorous screening process and help from mentors and peers.
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms
SBA and Government Funding

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal
Startup Financing

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist
SBA and Government Funding

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda
SBA and Government Funding

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
Shark Tank's Lessons in the Art of Negotiation
Venture Capital

Shark Tank's Lessons in the Art of Negotiation

The entrepreneur behind a leftover-saving plate attempts to make the sharks bid against each other.
How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It
Venture Capital

How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

Vungle, a mobile advertising startup, makes trailers for apps and had investors fighting get in on the action.
Google Hangout With Stars of 'Shark Tank' On Funding Your Business
Financing

Google Hangout With Stars of 'Shark Tank' On Funding Your Business

If you're looking for tips on how to best present your business to investors, watch this video chat with Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, and Kevin O'Leary from the ABC reality show 'Shark Tank.'
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