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Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.
December 1, 2005 in Bank Loans and Microloans

The Basics of Private Loan Guarantees

Prospective investors hesitant to provide cash? Ask if they will guarantee a loan.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

How to Use the Small Business Administration's 504 Loans

Government-backed financing can help you buy a new location or update your current business.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

An Introduction to Royalty Financing

Don’t want to allow investors to own your business? Pledge a cut in revenue instead.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
December 1, 2005 in SBA and Government Funding

Getting Started With Business Incubators

If you can get in, these organizations can help turn your startup into a successful company.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

The Basics of 401(k) Financing

It’s an easy source of startup funding, but you'll have to deal with IRS rules and regulations down the line.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

Getting Started on Direct Public Offerings

This fundraising option can be costly, but crowdfunding can make it more attractive.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

A First Take on Reverse Mergers

Dreading the time suck of an IPO? A reverse merger may be the answer.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

Institutional Venture Capital

VC funding isn't always easy to obtain and and you'll have to give up equity, but when you're a high-growth company with high-financing needs, it can be your best bet.
December 1, 2005 in Venture Capital

Hiring a Funding Advisor

If you're heading out on the fundraising trail, consider taking a guide along to keep your company on the right path.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

How to Keep Your Investors Happy

Four tips on effective investor relations for startups
November 7, 2005 in Financing

Maximize Your Allowable Retirement Plan Contributions

If you're self-employed, you can set aside a substantial portion of your income tax-deferred.
November 1, 2005 in Tax Center
Working With Your Angel Investors

Working With Your Angel Investors

Make sure your angel investors won't hold your business back when it's time to graduate to larger investors.
November 1, 2005 in Angel Investors

Saving for College

Tax-free 529 college savings accounts may not stay that way, but they'll still be a smart way to plan for your child's future.
November 1, 2005 in Personal Finance

7 Places to Find Startup Money

Think you've exhausted all your money-raising options? Think again. Here are seven alternative ways to fund your home based business.
October 24, 2005 in Financing
Avoid Cash Squeezes With Smart Payment Policies

Avoid Cash Squeezes With Smart Payment Policies

By closely monitoring the way you get paid, you can take control of your cash flow and avoid coming up short.
October 5, 2005 in Accepting Payments

The ABCs of Online Sales Tax

Find out exactly what you should be charging--and paying--when conducting business online.
October 5, 2005 in Tax Center

Should You Hire Someone To Raise Money For You?

Our startup financing expert offers tips on dealing with financing consultants, brokers and money finders.
October 3, 2005 in Financing

Beware the New Tax Shelter Rules

Tax shelters come under increased scrutiny.
October 1, 2005 in Tax Center

Cash Solutions From Your Bank

Many banks offer credit to cover account overdrafts, giving businesses a flexible way to fill short-term funding needs.
October 1, 2005 in Managing Cash Flow

Investing in a Hedge Fund

Hedge funds are becoming increasingly popular, despite their recent troubles. Should you dive in?
October 1, 2005 in Investment Options

Offering Credit to New Customers

Never get burned again with these three tips for checking credit.
October 1, 2005 in Offering Credit
Paying Yourself: From Startup and Beyond

Paying Yourself: From Startup and Beyond

Determining your salary is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a business owner. Here's how to do it.
September 20, 2005 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Know When to Take the Money

Have an offer for funding but think you can get more? When it comes to raising money, being overly confident can hurt you.
September 19, 2005 in Venture Capital

Should First Investors Get Extra Compensation?

Our startup financing expert offers tips on providing incentives for your first investors.
September 5, 2005 in Financing
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