Financing

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.
Self-Financing

Investing Your Own Money in Your Business

Don't let outside investors think for a second that you're unwilling to take on some financial risk.
Financing

Creative Ways to Fund Your Business

When the money tree looks dry, sometimes you just have to create your own branch.
Financing

The Best-Relaid Plans . . .

When investors ask you for a growth plan, they want a growth plan. A cleaned-up, rehashed business plan isn't going to do the job.
Financing

Financing a Business Acquisition

Ready to stake your claim in another business? Here's the best way to finance the deal.
Angel Investors

Do You Believe in Angels?

Angel investors--and their money--are out there. Learn to catch one.
SBA and Government Funding

Solid Backing

Even SBICs feel this economy, but they may have the resources to make your deal work.
Financing

Investment Risks and Returns

What should capital providers expect to receive from their investment?
Financing

The 30-Second Business Plan

Want to impress a potential investor quickly? Here's exactly what to say.
Financing

Plastic Rap

The pros and cons of the latest trend--using credit cards to finance your business
Angel Investors

Our Little Angels

Angel investors haven't left us; they're just scaling back their operations.
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