Startup Financing

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets
Startup Financing

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs
Startup Financing

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'
Venture and Angel Investors

Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'

On tonight's season finale of Bloomberg TV's reality series 'Techstars,' the show reveals the outcome for the program's entrepreneurs.
How to Land Angel Funding
Startup Financing

How to Land Angel Funding

Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with David S. Rose, founder of New York Angels, about the best way to secure financial backing from angel investors.
How to Find an Angel Investor
Startup Financing

How to Find an Angel Investor

David S. Rose of New York Angels explains how entrepreneurs can meet angel investors. Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom reports.
Charles Barkley Wants to Give Your Startup $25,000
Startup Financing

Charles Barkley Wants to Give Your Startup $25,000

The NBA Hall of Famer starts a contest to give an aspiring entrepreneur a financial lift.
Five Common Startup Money Mistakes
Startup Financing

Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

It's easy to go wrong when mapping out financials for a new venture. Here's how to avoid some typical potholes.
Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?
Financing

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

The SBA's backing of small business loans, which helped keep money flowing to some lucky owners, is getting a makeover.
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?
Financing

More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

Venture capital dollars have been largely scarce since the downturn set in. But these days, that tide appears to be turning.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 5: Find Financing
Startup Financing

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 5: Find Financing

Today, you'll learn where look for the money you need to launch. Part five in a 10-part series to help you start a business.
Financing

How to Win Over Investors in Three Minutes or Less

Every entrepreneur should have a killer elevator speech that'll grab investors' attention. Here's how to write one.
Why Businesses Succeed and Fail
Startup Financing

Why Businesses Succeed and Fail

Harvard researchers answer 10 perplexing questions.
A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding
Success Stories

A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
It Passes the Mom Test
Success Stories

It Passes the Mom Test

A former law student develops an online business that lets anyone -- even his tech-challenged mother -- create a website.
Money From the Masses
Startup Financing

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.
An Investment for Healthy Living
Venture and Angel Investors

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
Selling Equity: A High-Stakes Game
Venture and Angel Investors

Selling Equity: A High-Stakes Game

Sidestepping the traps of equity fund-raising
The Four Things VCs Look for In a Startup
Venture and Angel Investors

The Four Things VCs Look for In a Startup

They're easy to remember: management, market, money and, above all else, momentum.
SBA Loans: A Primer
Startup Financing

SBA Loans: A Primer

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.
The Four Keys to Raising Capital
Startup Financing

The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.
Self-Financing Your Startup
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Financing Your Startup

Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.
School of Investment
Venture and Angel Investors

School of Investment

Student-run venture funds offer startups a financing alternative, but they may not be the place to seek guidance and connections.
The Rise of the Virtual Classroom
Startup Financing

The Rise of the Virtual Classroom

Three Washington University alumni create a social-media platform for online educational resources and learn how to attract investor interest.
What the Banker Found
Bank and Other Loans

What the Banker Found

Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later.
What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill
Startup Financing

What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?
The World of Crowd Funding
Startup Financing

The World of Crowd Funding

What if total strangers gave you money to start a business and didn't even ask to be paid back? At IndieGoGo.com, they just might.
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