Money

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?
Five Ways to Channel Your Inner Millionaire
Productivity

Five Ways to Channel Your Inner Millionaire

Here's how to harness your brain power to maximize productivity.
Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?
Angel Investors

Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?

Angel investors are getting easier to find thanks to the rise of investment groups.
A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?
Bank Loans and Microloans

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.
Three Common Accounting Mistakes
Managing Cash Flow

Three Common Accounting Mistakes

Expert advice and lessons learned from financial missteps of small-business owners.
A Primer on Cash-Flow Projections
Managing Cash Flow

A Primer on Cash-Flow Projections

Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business
Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers
Financing

Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers

Search funds seek out opportunities to acquire.
An Early Investor in iTunes and Pandora Shares His Views on the Direction of the Music Business
Venture Capital

An Early Investor in iTunes and Pandora Shares His Views on the Direction of the Music Business

An early investor in iTunes and Pandora weighs in on what makes an online music company a hit.
Six Ways to Smooth Out Uneven Cash Flow
Managing Cash Flow

Six Ways to Smooth Out Uneven Cash Flow

How one small-business owner made strategic changes when finances became unpredictable.
Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring
Financing

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

Present a creative idea, and you might take home up to $25,000 in the current crop of contests. Here are details.
Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers
Financing

Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers

Winners of The Facebook Big Break for Small Business contest each receive $20k. Learn how to enter here.
Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade
Financing

Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

How a unique customer-donation program helped a small cafe pay for energy-efficient lighting. But will this fund-raising method gain traction?
Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners
Accounting Basics

Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners

Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to recordkeeping.
Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth
Self-Financing

Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

How a small Pittsburgh company uses presales to source expansion capital.
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