Financing

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.
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.
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