Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you.
Sometimes the best way to develop your business concept is to get into a room with like-minded entrepreneurs. Here are conferences and pitching sessions where you can find them.
Consult A Doctor lands $5 million to provide telemedicine nationwide.
Management & Operations
Leasing equipment is a smart way for businesses to get what they need, even when lines of credit are tight.
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.
The lowdown on business credit cards--what's out there and what to watch for
Battery maker lands a powerful $13.2 million in funding.
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