Money

3 Insurance Gambles That Put Your Business at Risk
Money

3 Insurance Gambles That Put Your Business at Risk

Many business owners don't even think about insuring their business. Here are tips that can protect your company.
What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding
Venture Capital

What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

The disastrous Facebook initial public offering isn't likely to damp venture-capital interest in tech startups.
3 Online Tools To Find Funding
Financing

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits
Money

Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

Many small businesses could save big bucks by taking advantage of a tax credit long popular with larger companies.
Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners
Cash Flow & Money Management

Top Overtime Traps for Business Owners

As a business owner, you often look for ways to bootstrap or ask employees to go above and beyond. But overlooking overtime could land you in a heap of trouble.
To Buy or Not to Buy?
Personal Finance

To Buy or Not to Buy?

The fine art of deciding when to spring for what you want.
Is the Health Care Tax Credit a Dud?
Tax Center

Is the Health Care Tax Credit a Dud?

A Government Accountability Office report says the effort to help small businesses pay for health care is too complex to be useful.
Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending
SBA and Government Funding

Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending

The SBA is partnering with the largest U.S. lenders to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small loans and underserved communities.
Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown
Self-Financing

Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Southeastern states have a particularly high percentage of small businesses being hamstrung by tight credit conditions.
3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding
Financing

3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

Consider these tips before pitching the crowd to fund your startup.
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Credit Comeback
SBA and Government Funding

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Credit Comeback

The small-business credit market has recovered since 2009, when lending had all but frozen. Banks are coming back to the market and seeing greater demand for loans from business owners.
Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills
SBA and Government Funding

Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills

As part of National Small Business Week, Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom moderated a live chat with SBA chief Karen Mills and winners of the SBA's video contest.
What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year
Tax Center

What Small Businesses Care About This Election Year

New data reveals business owners' top concerns and confusion.
SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push

The SBA is looking to increase the number of smaller loans in underserved communities with a new push.
Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task
SBA and Government Funding

Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task

At a town hall at National Small Business Week, some entrepreneurs complain to Karen Mills about access to credit and high health insurance costs.
Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback
SBA and Government Funding

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback

In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.
Pitching: How to Paint a Quick Picture for Investors
Angel Investors

Pitching: How to Paint a Quick Picture for Investors

To persuade investors to back your business, you must first start by conveying your belief in your message. The Esquire guy explains.
Momentum and the Art of the Investor Pitch
Angel Investors

Momentum and the Art of the Investor Pitch

Too much crocodile salesman in your pitch? The Esquire guy helps you sharpen your skills.
How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth
SBA and Government Funding

How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth

One way the SBA has sought to foster entrepreneurial growth is through industry clusters.The SBA's Karen Mills explains how.
What Investors Really Want to Hear in Your Pitch
Venture Capital

What Investors Really Want to Hear in Your Pitch

A good concept is one thing, but investors are more likely to consider these three criteria -- and they can make or break your pitch
3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors
Venture Capital

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan
Financing

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.
Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own
Angel Investors

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics
SBA and Government Funding

The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics

Some critics have called for dismantling the U.S. Small Business Administration. The agency's leader says demand for its services is only growing and is a good value to tax payers.
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect
Financing

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

A look at how the impending new crowdfunding rules are prompting entrepreneurs to predict -- and deliver -- what the expanded industry will demand.
Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0
Financing

Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0

As the crowdfunding industry braces for a massive shift, its players are seeking rules that will serve both to protect investors and entrepreneurs.
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