Financing

Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup
Financing

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?
Financing

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
Financing

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
Financing

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.
How to Land Angel Funding
Startup Financing

How to Land Angel Funding

Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with David S. Rose, founder of New York Angels, about the best way to secure financial backing from angel investors.
The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups
Financing

The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups

A look at the largest groups that fund startups, ranked by number of investors.
At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead
SBA and Government Funding

At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long?
Airbnb: From Scrounging for Rent to a $1 Billion Valuation
Success Stories

Airbnb: From Scrounging for Rent to a $1 Billion Valuation

A business born of a need to find a way to pay the rent receives funding that values the company at more than $1 billion.
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.
How Investors View Innovation
Innovation

How Investors View Innovation

When it comes to impressing investors, profits trump innovation. Highlights from our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable.
What Investors Really Think About Your Business Plan
Your Business Plan

What Investors Really Think About Your Business Plan

At our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable, financial pros offer tough talk about the business plans of first-time entrepreneurs.
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.
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