Financing

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees
Franchises

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot
Technology

With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

3-D printing's power lies not in its ability to create novelty items, but to lower the cost of customization.
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.
Money

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Money

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
Money

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers
The 'Treps

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.
How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million
Money

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.
Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?
Money

Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level.
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now
Money

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation
Venture Capital

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.
Richard Branson on Finding Funding
Financing

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you can't find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
Starting a Business

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Financing

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Financing

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth
Financing

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses
Venture Capital

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.
How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours
Financing

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

Founders of men's clothing company share six steps that helped them meet their $15K goal.
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
Financing

Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers' email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'
Getting Started

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups
Financing

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.
Financing

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime
Financing

Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.
Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback
Venture Capital

Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback

Paula Deen has received a $75 to $100 million cash injection from private-equity firm Najafi Companies, as a concentrated and passionate fan base continues to rally around the embattled chef.
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
Financing

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?
Financing

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round
Venture Capital

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
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