Startup Financing

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business
Startup Financing

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For
Venture Capital

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie
Startup Financing

Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie

Video-sharing website Vimeo has launched a $500,000 project to license and distribute crowdfunded films.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding
Startup Financing

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding
Startup Financing

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

These ladies have found success getting money for their companies. Here's how they did it.
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital
Venture and Angel Investors

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup
Startup Financing

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business
Financing

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company
Startup Financing

Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

Nick Loeb is working to spread the word on crunchy condiments, with the help of his fiancé, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)
Startup Financing

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

Before getting involved in crowdfunding, gather inspiration from big successes and learn from major scams.
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast
Marketing Basics

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates
Startup Financing

Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies
Payments & Collections

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
How to Finance a Startup Today
Startup Financing

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)
Venture and Angel Investors

Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

Venture capitalists invest approximately $20 billion a year into U.S. companies. Where does the money go? This infographic has the answers.
The Basics of Home Equity Financing
Financing

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea
Startup Financing

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity
Startup Financing

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
Financing

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge
Startup Financing

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
The Basics of Crowdfunding
Financing

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
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.
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup
Startup Financing

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
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.
4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital
Venture and Angel Investors

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.
New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City
News and Trends

New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

The three-day Startup Phenomenon conference will focus on how communities can foster entrepreneurship.
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