Factoring--an expensive way to get cash fast--is on the rise. But before you take the money, take a hard look at the deal.
When Fabrice Penot pitched Le Labo--a fragrance company built on perfumes and no hype--investors laughed. Now with stores around the globe and millions in annual sales, Penot is the one who's smiling.
Bank Loans and Microloans
Despite a harsh lending climate, small-business owners have options when it comes to digging up cash.
Don't ask venture capitalists for referrals if they say they're not interested.
Mobile app maker Smule wasn't looking for more funding but saw the value when the right backers came knocking.
Don't wait for capital to grow--use the people you have around you to make it happen.
SBA and Government Funding
It seems most of the government's $787 billion went to states and big companies. So what's left for small businesses?
Popular social networking platforms aren't the only sites making money online.
We found three bankers who actually want to make loans to small businesses. Here's what they have to say.
How to get your business off the ground with cash from several startup sources.
Experts say money may be coming back to the market but not at pre-downturn levels.
Microfranchising helps create a business model for distributing glasses in poor nations.
For maximum impact and interest, give potential investors something to play with.
Battery maker lands a powerful $13.2 million in funding.
The lowdown on business credit cards--what's out there and what to watch for
Cash Flow & Money Management
Banks can list your company's debt alongside your personal debt--lowering your credit score and loan worthiness.
Founder stock is one of the trickier matters for new businesses. Here's how to get it right.
Success in game development and knowing when to quit landed PopCap $22.5 million.
Bank and Other Loans
Person-to-person lending can score the cash your business needs.
Entrepreneur takes a close look at who's lending and when the cost is too high.
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