Financing

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model
Financing

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders
Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors
Venture Capital

Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors

Some entrepreneurs are looking to streamline the potentially onerous process of accrediting investors in accordance with the SEC's new rules on general solicitation.
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks
Financing

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23
Financing

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change will be regulated.
The Basics of Crowdfunding
Financing

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding
Financing

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.
New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings
Financing

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors
Financing

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources
Venture Capital

New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

HWTrek offers hardware innovators the opportunity to prove their business model to experts, consumers and manufacturers.
Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)
Cash Flow & Money Management

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

From getting a website domain to creating a business roadmap out of sticky notes, here is an infographic detailing what you can do to get your business off the ground on a shoestring.
The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family
Financing

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.
How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising
Franchises

How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

The path to owning a franchise can come with many disappointments, but none as great as this one.
How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back
Venture Capital

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

When you are looking to raise growth funding, you'll often have to answer extremely tough questions about your business and yourself. Here's how one business owner rediscovered just how important it is to be confident.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel
Financing

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel

VC John Frankel of ff Venture Capital wants to answer your big startup questions about raising funds, meeting investors and pitching.
U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years
Bank Loans and Microloans

U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

American small businesses increased their borrowing to their highest levels in six years in July, in a sign that many owners are anticipating an uptick in economic activity.
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished
SBA and Government Funding

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations
Venture Capital

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.
6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch
Financing

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.
Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion
Venture Capital

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.
The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch
Financing

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors
Financing

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March
Financing

'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

Daymond John, Mark Cuban and others will celebrate entrepreneurship and access to startup capital for racial and ethnic minorities.
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets
Financing

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing
Financing

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Financing

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.
Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million
Financing

Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million

After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around.
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