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NBA Great Charles Barkley to Give Tech Startup $25K
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment
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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says it paid off to back an entrepreneur with passion and sales savvy. Her best investment so far has been Daisy Cakes (www.ilovedaisycakes.com). Here's why.
Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox
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Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox

Within two months of posting their app in the appbackr marketplace, Popvox had raised the five figures needed to get its mobile project off the ground.
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital
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How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
Perfect Pitch: The Essentials for Investor Meetings (Infographic)
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Perfect Pitch: The Essentials for Investor Meetings (Infographic)

Here's a look at some of the most crucial details you'll need to convince investors to fund your startup.
Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup
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Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup

The celebrity entrepreneur offers his advice on building successful partnerships.
Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?
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Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Small banks have been quietly shutting their doors in greater number. Here's how their loss could affect your business.
Business Credit Cards Kick Up Rewards
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Business Credit Cards Kick Up Rewards

To entice more users, small business credit cards have become even more rewarding.
Doubts on Latest Plan to Lift Rural Small Businesses
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Doubts on Latest Plan to Lift Rural Small Businesses

President Obama announced a new plan to give hard-hit rural businesses a lift. But some wonder if it'll ever materialize.
5 Worst Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching Angel Investors
Angel Investors

5 Worst Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching Angel Investors

Here's a look at the biggest blunders and how to avoid them.
The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups
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The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups

A look at the largest groups that fund startups, ranked by number of investors.
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