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.