Financing

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out
Financing

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

More credit unions are offering business loans, and their interest rates and fees are often lower than at commercial banks. What's more, their loan officers typically have more flexibility and decision-making ability than those at larger institutions.
Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill
Startup Financing

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost
Bank Loans and Microloans

How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.
Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC
Financing

Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.
Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business
Venture Capital

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business
SBA and Government Funding

$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

The CDFI Bond Guarantee program, signed into law in 2010, had the potential to extend $4 billion in credit to small-business owners, among others. A lengthy Congressional approval process has reduced the funds available by half.
On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter
Financing

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help young entrepreneurs lasso funding when parents and banks can't.
How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter
Financing

How to Raise Cash on Kickstarter

What you need to know about using the crowd-funding website to finance a creative project
Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

An uptick in small-business lending may mean entrepreneurs will start hiring in 2012, or they might just sit on their cash.
Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch
Financing

Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)
SBA and Government Funding

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)
Angel Investors

Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding
Financing

How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo attract hobbyists and wannabes, but they can also help aspiring raise up to the five or six figures.
Want to Wow Investors? Bring Your Kids to the Pitch Meeting
Angel Investors

Want to Wow Investors? Bring Your Kids to the Pitch Meeting

See how two inventors fared when they brought their children along to pitch the 'Sharks.'
Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business
Financing

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business
Growing Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?
Angel Investors

Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

Few business owners expect to get a fat buyout offer while their startup is still on the launch pad. Here's what one business owner did when confronted with an offer.
SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

The Small Business Administration asked for almost $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2013, but don't get too excited. They also plan to back fewer loans.
10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch
Angel Investors

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing
IPOs and DPOs

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.
What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs
IPOs and DPOs

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.
The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO
IPOs and DPOs

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

Facebook has the potential to raise $10 billion in an IPO. Here's why that's possible.
How to Sell Shares Without Going Public
IPOs and DPOs

How to Sell Shares Without Going Public

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket offer a less costly avenue for raising money from investors than an IPO.
What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses
Go Forward

What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.
A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs
Financing

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions
Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?
Financing

Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

A quick guide to Community Development Financial Institutions: How they work and whether they can help you get money to start your business.
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