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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.
For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch
Venture Capital

For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For those interested in catering to Chinese customers, it helps to have ties to America.
What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2012
Venture Capital

What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2012

New York investors make predictions as to which sectors will receive funding in the coming year.
Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John
Angel Investors

Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

One of the sharks from ABC's hit entrepreneur reality show answers your questions about pitching, investing and what it's like in the shark tank.
Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital
Startup Financing

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

Learning how to pitch investors is an invaluable skill. Avoid these blunders, which are sure to make a bad impression--and could kill the deal.
A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding
Financing

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund.
How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now
Getting Started

How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now

Entrepreneur and finance expert Asheesh Advani shares his best tips for finding capital in a difficult economy.
The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)
Financing

The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)

How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
Three financial resolutions that can benefit your business.
Financing

Three financial resolutions that can benefit your business.

Three financial resolutions that can benefit your business
Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012
Financing

Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012

The lending market for small businesses cratered during the recession and has been on a jagged path of recovery. To help fill the void, entrepreneurs are finding alternative financing sources.
Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?
Inventing

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

When you've got a business idea, it's easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it's too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)
Startup Financing

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
How Entrepreneurs with Social Vision Secured Venture Capital
Venture Capital

How Entrepreneurs with Social Vision Secured Venture Capital

VCs help sharpen Warby Parker's focus on the eyeglass industry.
The State of Venture Capital in 2012
Venture and Angel Investors

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
Tips for Finding a Franchise Loan
Franchise 500

Tips for Finding a Franchise Loan

SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs
SBA and Government Funding

Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions
Venture Capital

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY
Venture and Angel Investors

Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products
Bank Loans and Microloans

How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

Household brands like Office Depot, Sam's Club and Google are offering financial products, but are they the way to go for your business?
What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup
IPOs and DPOs

What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

Groupon went public to overwhelming demand. But will the surge help melt the near-frozen IPO market?
Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys
Financing

Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys

Private equity funding isn't a fit for every business. But even for those where it makes sense, PE firms have been hard to find and research -- until now.
Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble
IPOs and DPOs

Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors
Financing

Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors

Quirky founder Ben Kaufman explains why the biggest money mistake is accepting funds from the wrong people. Always make sure potential investors are aligned with your business interests first.
How to Find Funds to Launch a Franchise
Franchises

How to Find Funds to Launch a Franchise

Shelly Sun turned her health-staffing company, BrightStar Care, into a fast-growing franchise. But she almost ran out of cash along the way.
Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs
Financing

Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs

Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
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