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Rock The Post's Tanya Privé on the Future of Crowdfunding

This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program
Startup Financing

How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program

Two entrepreneurs fast-tracked their startup with help form Launchpad LA.
How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition
Young Entrepreneurs

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

An upcoming social-venture competition sheds light on the increased enthusiasm among young entrepreneurs to start up social-impact companies. Here are five ways to rise above the competition.
7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer Young Entrepreneurs

Think university resources are only for students? Here are some ideas for how to best utilize your old school -- even when you're no longer on campus.
What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now
Venture Capital

What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

A look at what's hot and what's not, when it comes to the industries attracting the most funding.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions
Startup Financing

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding
IPOs and DPOs

What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

Why a good showing among two recent public offerings could bode well for fast pace startups.
How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession
Profiles

How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs

7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.
How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product
Startup Financing

How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

Selling subscriptions during the development phase allowed the company to pay the rent, and what you can learn from it.
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million
Young Entrepreneurs

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money, Too
Starting a Business

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money, Too

In starting up a social venture, your charitable mission is often clear. But impact investors want to know your organization will last. Here, 3 tips to make it happen.
Young Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money Too

In starting up a social venture, your social mission is often clear. But impact investors want to ensure that your organization will last. Here are three tips for making everyone happy.
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'
Grow Your Business

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side
Young Entrepreneurs

How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side

The ties you form early will help mold you in life and in business. Here's how to keep your parents happy and on your side while you're starting up.
Young Entrepreneurs

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups
Venture and Angel Investors

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money
Venture and Angel Investors

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash
Venture and Angel Investors

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips
Startup Financing

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
Startup Financing

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Inside the SXSW Startup Competition
Venture and Angel Investors

Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill
Startup Financing

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping
Self-Financing Your Startup

How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?
Venture and Angel Investors

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
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