Money

Insights: On Seeking Venture Capital
Venture Capital

Insights: On Seeking Venture Capital

Venture investor Guy Kawasaki talks about the types of businesses most likely to interest fellow VCs.
Small Businesses Unite Against Withholding Tax
Tax Center

Small Businesses Unite Against Withholding Tax

The 3 percent withholding tax due to take effect at year-end has unleashed a groundswell of opposition among business owners and advocates. Here's what they're fighting about.
Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short
Financing

Why the Small Business Loan Fund is Falling Short

Many initially praised the small-business fund that would make $30 billion available to small banks to loan out businesses, but funds haven't yet been disbursed. Here are the reasons for the holdup.
Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding
Financing

Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding

A look at some of the more hopeful signals from the world of commercial lending, community banks, credit unions and venture backers
Venture Capital

The Best Bar to . . . Rub Elbows With a VC: Tom & Jerry's

This popular dive bar in Manhattan attracts its share of venture investors scouting startup talent.
Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors
Financing

Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors

Guy Kawasaki, author of 'Enchantment,' shares his views on the best way to win over financial backers.
Insights: Wacky Ways to Get Investors' Attention
Financing

Insights: Wacky Ways to Get Investors' Attention

Venture-capital investor Guy Kawasaki talks about the best way to hook the interest of financial backers.
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?
SBA and Government Funding

Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?

A new study reveals that the biggest obstacle for small businesses seeking bank loans might be a lack of collateral.
Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?
Accepting Payments

Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

Here are four ways big banks might change their practices in light of the new law that cuts what they can charge for debit-card purchases.
How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?
Financing

How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?

Brad Feld, managing director, the Foundry Group, on the importance of choosing the right business partner before teaming up.
Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes
Financing

Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
How Do I Price My Product?
Pricing

How Do I Price My Product?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., on how a first-time business owner should price a product.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital
Financing

Five to Follow on Twitter for Raising Capital

When you start a fast moving and disruptive business, VCs may soon knock on your door. Until, then check out Joe Fernandez of Klout's top five feeds to follow on Twitter.
Small-Business Loan Forecast: A Brighter Second Half for 2011
Financing

Small-Business Loan Forecast: A Brighter Second Half for 2011

A KeyBank executive offers her predictions for small-business lending.
How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax
Tax Center

How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax

Consider taking these three steps to avoid overpaying the tax man. Plus, the best and the worst tax states for business owners.
How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start
Loans from Friends and Family

How the Crowdfunding Site Peerbackers Got Its Start

Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Tips for Business Owners on Retirement Planning
Retirement Planning

Tips for Business Owners on Retirement Planning

'I'll never retire' is a common refrain among ambitious entrepreneurs, but the fact is you are likely to decide to at some point. Here's a look at how to plan for that day.
Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur
Venture Capital

Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur

A Kansas City firm turns the traditional VC funding model on its head and captures new opportunities.
Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding
Loans from Friends and Family

Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Sure, securing seed money for your startup is important, but so is preserving the relationships of those closest to you. Here's how to do both.
Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps
Financing

Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.
How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases
Payments & Collections

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

Tired of high credit-card processing fees? Here are three ways to save when accepting payments.
How to Pitch Investors: Four Tips from TechStars New York
Money

How to Pitch Investors: Four Tips from TechStars New York

If you want to impress investors, you can pick up some pointers from the participants in this hot business-accelerator program.
The State of the SBA
SBA and Government Funding

The State of the SBA

SBA chief Karen Mills on how the agency evolved through the economic crisis.
Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?
Financing

Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.
Mixed Messages on Small-Business Optimism
Money

Mixed Messages on Small-Business Optimism

Do varying reports indicate that there is no real consensus on financial outlook?
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