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Financing

Entrepreneurs Suspect Credit-Rehab Service Misled Them

A close look into Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a credit-management firm, has turned up troubling facts, according to a published report.
The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding
Startup Basics

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors
Financing

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)
Young Entrepreneurs

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses
Cash Flow & Money Management

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.
Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game
Venture Capital

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.
Venture Capital

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

Looking for money to grow a company or get it off the ground? There are venture capital firms across the country eagerly seeking to fund good business ideas, but fit and size matter.
For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?
Financing

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013
Financing

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship
Financing

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites
Financing

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
Financing

5 Ways to Lose Investors in Under 3 Minutes

The opening of your investor pitch is critical. Flounder and you might lose a venture capitalist's attention from the start. Here are five missteps VCs look out for when sitting down with entrepreneurs.
Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.
Startup Basics

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
Financing

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding
Financing

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'
Financing

Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.
 Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO
Social Media

Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

A year after its initial public offering, we look back at the social media giant's highs and lows as a public company.
Financing

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'
Financing

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea
Financing

NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

In his new book, angel investor Brian Cohen talks about the importance of getting smart money for your startup.
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing
Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders
Financing

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs

A look at the next wave of grant recipients in tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program.
5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors
Financing

5 Ways to Minimize Risk for Investors

If you want investors to be confident in financing your business, show them you know the risks your business is up against and are working to avoid them. Here are five ways to get started.
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project
Financing

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
When Friends and Family Become Financiers
Ask Entrepreneur

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
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