Financing

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.
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.
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