Financing

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.
NBA Great Charles Barkley to Give Tech Startup $25K
Financing

NBA Great Charles Barkley to Give Tech Startup $25K

Barkley's business-plan contest award to help one lucky business owner 'get into the game.'
Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help
Financing

Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help

When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one.
Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First
Financing

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.
SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment
Angel Investors

An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?

Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business
Financing

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers
Financing

How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers

The money is coming back in business borrowing-- so why don't businesses want it? Here's a look at what some innovative community banks are doing to try to be your lender.
How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business
Financing

How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business

Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches
Financing

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says being able to 'take a hit' is vital for entrepreneurial success. The show's stars hear 30 or more pitches a day and listen for passion and persistence as they make investment decisions.
How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding
Financing

How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think
Financing

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.
Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship
Leadership

Steve Case, Martha Stewart and Tony Hsieh Trade Views on Entrepreneurship

High-profile business leaders talk about the challenges facing entrepreneurs at a recent conference in New York.
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?
IPOs and DPOs

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway
Financing

Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway

Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'
Financing

How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.
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