Financing

Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks
Financing

Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks

The Treasury Department recently opened the spigot on the $30 billion Small Business Loan Fund. But is it too little, too late?
How Do I Negotiate an Ownership Stake?
Financing

How Do I Negotiate an Ownership Stake?

Don't go for the big number when negotiating with investors, says serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of RadiumOne and author of 'The Dream.'
There's Something About Jack Dorsey
Financing

There's Something About Jack Dorsey

Twitter is quietly raising big bucks -- pegging the company's value at as much as $7 billion. What is Dorsey's secret?
A Roundup of Rivals in the Cupcake Craze
IPOs and DPOs

A Roundup of Rivals in the Cupcake Craze

On the day Crumbs Bake Shop begins trading on Nasdaq, here's a look at some of its inventive competitors.
Clinton Kicks Off Micro-Lending Service for Hardest Hit Businesses
Bank Loans and Microloans

Clinton Kicks Off Micro-Lending Service for Hardest Hit Businesses

At this year's Clinton Global Initiative, micro-lending platform Kiva.org makes a new commitment to still-struggling small businesses.
Where Entrepreneurs Go Wrong When Seeking Funding
Financing

Where Entrepreneurs Go Wrong When Seeking Funding

At our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable, investor Timothy Keating pinpoints the worst mistake business owners can make with investors: not showing how they'll make money.
Insights: On Seeking Venture Capital
Venture Capital

Insights: On Seeking Venture Capital

Venture investor Guy Kawasaki talks about the types of businesses most likely to interest fellow VCs.
Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short
Financing

Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short

Many initially praised the small-business fund that would make $30 billion available to small banks to loan out businesses, but funds haven't yet been disbursed. Here are the reasons for the holdup.
Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding
Financing

Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding

A look at some of the more hopeful signals from the world of commercial lending, community banks, credit unions and venture backers
Venture Capital

The Best Bar to . . . Rub Elbows With a VC: Tom & Jerry's

This popular dive bar in Manhattan attracts its share of venture investors scouting startup talent.
Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors
Financing

Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors

Guy Kawasaki, author of 'Enchantment,' shares his views on the best way to win over financial backers.
Insights: Wacky Ways to Get Investors' Attention
Financing

Insights: Wacky Ways to Get Investors' Attention

Venture-capital investor Guy Kawasaki talks about the best way to hook the interest of financial backers.
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?
SBA and Government Funding

Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?

A new study reveals that the biggest obstacle for small businesses seeking bank loans might be a lack of collateral.
How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?
Financing

How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?

Brad Feld, managing director, the Foundry Group, on the importance of choosing the right business partner before teaming up.
Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes
Financing

Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital
Financing

Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital

When you start a fast moving and disruptive business, VCs may soon knock on your door. Until, then check out Joe Fernandez of Klout's top five feeds to follow on Twitter.
Small-Business Loan Forecast: A Brighter Second Half for 2011
Financing

Small-Business Loan Forecast: A Brighter Second Half for 2011

A KeyBank executive offers her predictions for small-business lending.
How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start
Loans from Friends and Family

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur
Venture Capital

Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur

A Kansas City firm turns the traditional VC funding model on its head and captures new opportunities.
Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding
Loans from Friends and Family

Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Sure, securing seed money for your startup is important, but so is preserving the relationships of those closest to you. Here's how to do both.
Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps
Financing

Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.
The State of the SBA
SBA and Government Funding

The State of the SBA

SBA chief Karen Mills on how the agency evolved through the economic crisis.
Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?
Financing

Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.
Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?
Angel Investors

Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?

Angel investors are getting easier to find thanks to the rise of investment groups.
A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?
Bank Loans and Microloans

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.
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