Financing

Getting Started

On The Money

Figuring out how much cash you really need to start your business
Financing

Business Incubators

A home for fledgling businesses, many incubators also provide access to capital.
Financing

Equipment Leasing

Conserve cash by leasing instead of buying.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Asset-Based Loans

Got collateral? Then you could get one of these loans.
Financing

Choosing Between Debt and Equity Financing

When it comes to getting outside funding for your startup, you have two routes to take. Our financing expert helps you decide which is best for you.
Financing

Financing Your Radical Concept

Is your company's concept so cutting edge that investors won't touch it? Here's how to get their attention--and their money.
Financing

Better Than a Bank?

When it comes to lending, finance companies are often less demanding and more understanding than banks.
Venture Capital

Can You Really Land Venture Capital?

Our raising money expert takes a look at the current state of VC funding to give you the straight facts about your chances of attracting capital.
Deciding Whom to Ask for Money
Startup Financing

Deciding Whom to Ask for Money

When it comes to figuring out just whom you'd like to approach for business capital, these tips can help you develop a great list of prospects.
Venture Capital

Spelling Out Your Funding Terms

Negotiating a VC investment can be tricky. So does it pay to spell out your terms to potential investors from the get-go?
Financing

The Best Funding Source for You

Most entrepreneurs don't know who to go to for money and when. Our raising money expert helps you sift through the choices.
Financing

Can Young Entrepreneurs Get Funding?

If you're young and in love with the idea of starting a business, these tips will help you in your search for startup financing.
Financing

Little-Known Funding Faux Pas

Ten things entrepreneurs often overlook when trying to raise capital
Financing

Financing With Wiggle Room

Negotiating some flexibility into a financing deal can steady cash flow while you wait for a major new purchase to pay off.
Financing

The Best Time of Year to Find Investors

Turn up the heat on investors during the holiday season, when most companies take a break
Financing

How To Find Expansion Financing

Since your startup days, you've grown big and strong. Now you want to invest to grow even bigger. Here are the primary sources you can look to.
Financing

SCORE's Top Finance and Capital Tips

Get the money you need in order to run your business with these financing tips.
Financing

Hiring a Funding Advisor

If you're heading out on the fundraising trail, consider taking a guide along to keep your company on the right path.
SBA and Government Funding

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
Financing

Getting Started on Direct Public Offerings

This fundraising option can be costly, but crowdfunding can make it more attractive.
Financing

A First Take on Reverse Mergers

Dreading the time suck of an IPO? A reverse merger may be the answer.
Venture Capital

Institutional Venture Capital

VC funding isn't always easy to obtain and and you'll have to give up equity, but when you're a high-growth company with high-financing needs, it can be your best bet.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.
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