Money

Bank Loans and Microloans

A Basic Guide to Bank-Term Loans

A business loan from the bank is one of the most traditional forms of startup funding.
Bank Loans and Microloans

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.
Financing

The Basics of Private Loan Guarantees

Prospective investors hesitant to provide cash? Ask if they will guarantee a loan.
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.
Financing

An Introduction to Royalty Financing

Don't want to allow investors to own your business? Pledge a cut in revenue instead.
SBA and Government Funding

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
Financing

Getting Started With Business Incubators

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

Getting Started on Direct Public Offerings

This fundraising option can be costly, but crowdfunding can make it more attractive.
Financing

A First Take on Reverse Mergers

Dreading the time suck of an IPO? A reverse merger may be the answer.
Venture Capital

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.
Financing

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.
Financing

How to Keep Your Investors Happy

Four tips on effective investor relations for startups
Tax Center

Maximize Your Allowable Retirement Plan Contributions

If you're self-employed, you can set aside a substantial portion of your income tax-deferred.
Working With Your Angel Investors
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.
Personal Finance

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.
Financing

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.
Avoid Cash Squeezes With Smart Payment Policies
Accepting Payments

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.
Tax Center

The ABCs of Online Sales Tax

Find out exactly what you should be charging--and paying--when conducting business online.
Financing

Should You Hire Someone To Raise Money For You?

Our startup financing expert offers tips on dealing with financing consultants, brokers and money finders.
Tax Center

Beware the New Tax Shelter Rules

Tax shelters come under increased scrutiny.
Managing Cash Flow

Cash Solutions From Your Bank

Many banks offer credit to cover account overdrafts, giving businesses a flexible way to fill short-term funding needs.
Investment Options

Investing in a Hedge Fund

Hedge funds are becoming increasingly popular, despite their recent troubles. Should you dive in?
Offering Credit

Offering Credit to New Customers

Never get burned again with these three tips for checking credit.
Paying Yourself: From Startup and Beyond
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
Venture Capital

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.
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