When it comes to converting companies into cash, an alternative investment marketplace is expanding beyond high-growth startups.
Big and small banks approve fewer loans as startups turn to alternative funding sources.
SecondMarket, an online marketplace for shares of private companies, ranks those with biggest jumps in popularity on its site.
IPOs and DPOs
If founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to win over investors, he'll need to have clear explanations for these looming issues.
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 has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
SBA and Government Funding
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.
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.
ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
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.
A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
Growing Your Business
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.
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