Financing

Pinterest and Warby Parker -- The Next Pre-IPO Stars?
Financing

Pinterest and Warby Parker -- The Next Pre-IPO Stars?

SecondMarket, an online marketplace for shares of private companies, ranks those with biggest jumps in popularity on its site.
5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow
IPOs and DPOs

5 Critical Questions Facebook Must Answer in Its IPO Roadshow

If founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to win over investors, he'll need to have clear explanations for these looming issues.
Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up
Venture Capital

Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
Is Microfinance for You?
Financing

Is Microfinance for You?

Here's how a $25 loan can change the world. (But do your homework before investing.)
Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars
Venture Capital

Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

For the third quarter in a row, the market for venture capital shrank, continuing a long-term trend in the industry.
Microloans Make a Macro Difference
Bank Loans and Microloans

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?
Financing

Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?

If you found an investor for your business right now, would you know how to value a stake in your business? A recent 'Shark Tank' episode highlighted how important it is to be realistic about valuation.
The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity
Financing

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great
Financing

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback

Karen G. Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks about the agency's 2011 record year in small-business loan guarantees, helping to fill gaps when banks were reluctant to lend.
What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners
Tax Center

What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would impose a minimum tax of 30 percent on all individuals with incomes of more than $1 million.
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup
Venture Capital

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank
Financing

Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Approval rates at the biggest U.S. banks shriveled up a bit in March compared to the previous month, according to a survey.
How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law
Marketing Ideas

How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

With the JOBS Act as the law of the land, changes to how you can market your small company to crowdfunding investors are on the way.
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know
Financing

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips
Startup Financing

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors
Venture Capital

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
Angel Investors

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty
International Growth

Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede
Financing

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding
Financing

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)
Growing Your Business

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012
Grow Your Business

Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

Is your business on track to grow this year? Consider the habits of high-growth, small-business owners and identifies key steps to growing revenue this year.
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate
Financing

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups
IPOs and DPOs

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce
Financing

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
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