Financing

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.
Getting Started

Hanging on to Equity During Pre-Launch

You need funding for your pre-launch stage. But how much equity should you give up to get it?
Venture Capital

No Mercy

Are VCs sucking the life out of your business? Maybe you're better off without them.
Financing

Going Somewhere?

Keeping a financial road map in your company's back pocket is always a capital idea.
Getting Started

Get Funding Without Giving up Your Company

Do investors want an enormous piece of the pie? Find out how to negotiate them down.
Financing

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
Self-Financing

Bootstrapping Your Startup

No, you don't need investors to start your dream business. Here's how to make it happen with your own money.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Personal Loan Guarantees

Before you sign on the dotted line, take some time to understand your liability.
Financing

Granting Your Wishes

Award money can help finance your start-up, but be careful in taking its availability for granted.
Venture Capital

Been There, Done That

Growing an entrepreneurial empire? Turn to the big names in business if you need help.
Financing

Hold On to What's Yours

Get the money you need without giving up too much of the company.
Self-Financing

Using Home Equity to Get a Business Loan

Before you choose this risky method of financing, use this checklist to determine if it'll work.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Under the Microscope

Use microenterprise loans to help make micro a temporary condition.
Financing

Can I Take Your Orders?

You have no assets. You have no receivables. How do you get financing? Make purchase orders your entry-level collateral.
Venture Capital

Can Startups Get Venture Capital?

VC money for startups is scarce, but here's one group that hopes to change that.
Self-Financing

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s
Venture Capital

Answering the Call

Trust corporations to know when the VC game is ready for new players.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Attacking a Loan

7 knock-'em-dead strategies to use when negotiating with hard-nosed commercial bankers
Getting Started

The Art of Raising Money

When is the best time to raise money? Answer these vital questions to find out.
Financing

Factor Your Receivables for More Cash

Need a quick cash infusion? A factoring service can help you out.
Angel Investors

What Investors Really Want

Forget what you think you know about getting start-up or expansion capital. Here's what investors are looking for.
Financing

Going for Broker

At the end of your rope for ways to finance your business's growth? Forget the usual suspects and try the last place you'd think of.
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