Financing

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.
CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws
Startup Financing

CrowdCheck Helps Startups Navigate Crowdfunding Laws

Companies are lining up to help 'treps navigate new crowdfunding laws. Here's one to watch.
Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry
Starting a Business

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis' journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.
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.'
Watch Our Google Hangout With Stars of 'Shark Tank'
Financing

Watch Our Google Hangout With Stars of 'Shark Tank'

Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, and Kevin O'Leary from the popular reality show dished behind-the-scenes secret and what you need to know to dive in the tank for funding.
What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.
14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs
Financing

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.
How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out
SBA and Government Funding

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

If your business is damaged in the approaching Frankenstorm, here's how to get financial help from Uncle Sam.
On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything
Venture Capital

On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything

In this new series, an investor takes a closer look at a deal for a promising scrubbing sponge business on the hit business television show.
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses
Financing

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable
Startup Financing

3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable

Are you likable? It could be the key to your business becoming more profitable.
Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs
Financing

Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

The world needs a more VCs who think like entrepreneurs -- ready to invest in the next great big idea.
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