Money

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First
Financing

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.
SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment
Angel Investors

An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?

Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.
How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?
Offering Credit

How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, on when and how business owners should offer credit to customers. His advice: Start with small amounts to build a history and reward good behavior, but also enforce penalties on late payers.
How to Know When to Hire a CFO
Cash Flow & Money Management

How to Know When to Hire a CFO

More than the usual trouble sleeping at night is just one indicator that it's time to bring in an experienced executive to bring order to your firm's finances.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business
Financing

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
What New Debit-Card Fees Could Mean For Swipe Reform and Small Businesses
Accepting Payments

What New Debit-Card Fees Could Mean For Swipe Reform and Small Businesses

As banks start charging customers who use debit cards, many owners are wondering how this might hit their wallets.
Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners
Cash Flow & Money Management

Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners

Here's a look at the range online business-banking tools from the major U.S. banks.
Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup
Cash Flow & Money Management

Why I Decided to Take the Money and Sell My Startup

The founder of 2-year-old digital card startup GiftZip.com decided to sell to gift-card behemoth SVM. He shares his views on the dangers of not doing the math.
How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers
Financing

How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers

The money is coming back in business borrowing-- so why don't businesses want it? Here's a look at what some innovative community banks are doing to try to be your lender.
How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business
Financing

How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business

Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches
Financing

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says being able to 'take a hit' is vital for entrepreneurial success. The show's stars hear 30 or more pitches a day and listen for passion and persistence as they make investment decisions.
How Can I Protect Against Late Payers and Get Paid Faster?
Payments & Collections

How Can I Protect Against Late Payers and Get Paid Faster?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, explains the critical elements of an effective collections policy. He shares his best tips to make it clear and easier for clients to pay you faster. Part of our Coaches Corner series.
How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding
Financing

How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think
Financing

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?
IPOs and DPOs

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway
Financing

Some Jobs Act Proposals Make Headway

Even as Congress considers which if any of the President's jobs measures to pass, some of his proposals are already gaining traction.
How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'
Financing

How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.
A New Online Tool Offers Small-Business Owners Low-Cost Personal Banker Services
Personal Finance

A New Online Tool Offers Small-Business Owners Low-Cost Personal Banker Services

Balance Financial acts like a pricey personal banker -- but at a fraction of the cost.
Why You Don't Want to Be the Low-Cost Leader
Pricing

Why You Don't Want to Be the Low-Cost Leader

Before you decide to price your products lower than the competition, let us talk you out of it.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment
Financing

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Her Best Investment

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says it paid off to back an entrepreneur with passion and sales savvy. Her best investment so far has been Daisy Cakes (www.ilovedaisycakes.com). Here's why.
Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox
Financing

Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox

Within two months of posting their app in the appbackr marketplace, Popvox had raised the five figures needed to get its mobile project off the ground.
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital
Financing

How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
What the Jobs Act Would Hold For Small Businesses
Tax Center

What the Jobs Act Would Hold For Small Businesses

Between cutting payroll taxes and speeding up payments to federal contractors, the President's latest plan to boost jobs, if passed, would also give a lift to small businesses.
The Secret to Saving: Think Before You Spend
Cash Flow & Money Management

The Secret to Saving: Think Before You Spend

There's a difference between spending irresponsibly and spending on things that improve your quality of life. Knowing the difference can set you free.
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