Financing

Financing

Branching Out

An employee stock ownership plan is more than just a great way to boost morale-it's also a cheap source of growth capital.
Venture Capital

What to Know Before You Try to Raise Capital

Don't meet with potential investors until you've taken these five important steps.
Financing

Dipping Into Your Retirement Fund to Start a Business

Is your 401(k) plan a good source of capital for your startup?
Financing

Cross That Bridge

Juggling growth and financial risk is one balancing act you can't afford not to master.
Financing

License to Profit

Could licensing your intellectual property provide the extra capital you've been looking for?
Financing

Why Lenders Like Funding Business Acquisitions

Buying an existing business may get lenders on your side faster than building from scratch.
Financing

Finding Equity Investors

Try this method for bringing equity investors to your business.
Financing

Going Public

A reverse merger may be the fast way to take your business public, but is it for you?
Venture Capital

The Big Guns

Getting corporate investors on your side can certainly boost your business. Learn how corporate VCs think-and how to set your sights on landing one.
Financing

Determining Ownership Among Founders and Investors

Different risk exposures should mean different equity positions.
Venture Capital

Dividing Equity Between Founders and Investors

How to figure out who gets what percentage of the business when investors come on board
Venture Capital

Institutional Venture Capital

If your company has potential for rapid growth, institutional venture capital could be for you.
Financing

A Perfect Match?

If you think an intermediary service has the quick fix you need for finding investors, take a second look.
Self-Financing

House of Cards?

Home-equity borrowing could be risky business as interest rates rise.
Financing

What You Really Need to Know About Startup Financing

Don't waste your time looking for money in all the wrong places. Here's the truth about startup financing.
Financing

Short-Term Loan Solutions

Securing a succession of small loans can help you cover expenses while building revenues
Angel Investors

Not So Fast!

Seeking an investor? Slow down and take five steps to protect your company from making a bad choice.
Financing

Give 'Em Credit

They're not just for car loans and home mortgages. Now credit unions are making business loans.
Financing

Determining the Value of a Business for Sale

Buyers and sellers may not initially agree on a price, but the following considerations can help the negotiations along.
Venture Capital

Bonus Round

Taking on some venture debt after a round of VC can give you more bang for your buck.
Financing

Raising Money With Short-Term Notes

How to know if convertible short-terms notes are the right financing strategy for your business
SBA and Government Funding

Caps Off to You!

More small-business opportunities can flow freely now that the SBA has finally removed its 7(a) loan cap.
Financing

Get Creative With Your Financing Strategies

How to acquire the equipment you need now without going broke
Venture Capital

Tell Me No Secrets

You may be turning VCs off if you're asking them to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Securing a Bridge Loan

The ABCs on what a bridge loan is, why you should think about getting one and how to do it
Bank Loans and Microloans

The Burden of Borrowing

Your growing company could be hindered by hidden loan costs if you don't look ahead.
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