Startup Financing

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers
Startup Financing

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds. Are they good for your business?
Getting Started With Angel Investing
Angel Investors

Getting Started With Angel Investing

The large influx of cash can help launch your business, just make sure you can stay in the driver’s seat.
Raising Funds: Planning (and Persistance) Pays Off
Financing

Raising Funds: Planning (and Persistance) Pays Off

Forget the recession, with the right mindset you can raise all the money you need.
The Ins and Outs of IPOs
Financing

The Ins and Outs of IPOs

An Initial Public Offering includes advantages and disadvantages on a grand scale.
But Where is the Money?
SBA and Government Funding

But Where is the Money?

While small business gets talked up in the economic recovery plan, lending to small business is still down--by $40 billion--from what it was two years ago. Entrepreneurs are grumbling. And Karen G. Mills, head of the SBA, is taking questions.
Drop the Chalk: Changing the Way Teachers Teach
Success Stories

Drop the Chalk: Changing the Way Teachers Teach

Jen Schnidman found a problem worth solving--and collaborated with the very people most interested in solving it.
Baby Proof
Success Stories

Baby Proof

An upstart maker of glass baby bottles gets the attention of green-friendly VCs.
Angels Stay Safe from the Law
Angel Investors

Angels Stay Safe from the Law

SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms.
Do You Believe in Super Angels?
Angel Investors

Do You Believe in Super Angels?

An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.
Best Practices for Landing Impact Investment
Startup Financing

Best Practices for Landing Impact Investment

The money is out there for social entrepreneurs. Here's how to get it.
Startup Financing

4 Tips for Raising Funds in a Harsh Environment

Lessons from an entrepreneur who raised $6.25 million in venture capital funding
Venture Funding, One Dollar at a Time
Venture Capital

Venture Funding, One Dollar at a Time

MicroVentures connects startups with angel investors.
The Voices of Venture Capital
Venture Capital

The Voices of Venture Capital

4 leading venture capitalists offer their takes on the ups and downs of VC investment, what captures their attention and the best ways to seek out VC money.
The Opportunity in Opinion
Success Stories

The Opportunity in Opinion

PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.
The Unreasonable Institute
Startup Financing

The Unreasonable Institute

A fast-track program aims to give altruistic entrepreneurs skills and funding to effect large-scale change.
The Bank in Your Backyard
Bank Loans and Microloans

The Bank in Your Backyard

Building strong connections with community banks can pay off during uncertain economic times.
Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Start Your Business?
Self-Financing Your Startup

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Start Your Business?

Thousands of Americans are using retirement savings to start new businesses. Some thrive, others founder. Is the gamble worth it?
Startup Financing

How to Finance a Business Acquisition

Tips for increasing your viability as a loan candidate and lending sources you may not have considered
Startup Financing

A Cash Flow for All Seasons

How to finance your future
Franchise Buying Guide

Need Financing? 249 Franchises Ready to Help

Think about starting up one of these franchises if financing is one of your biggest obstacles.
The New Blueprint for Successful VC Funding
Venture and Angel Investors

The New Blueprint for Successful VC Funding

Why a great business idea is only the beginning
You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?
Bank and Other Loans

You Violated a Loan Covenant. Now What?

A prompt and proper response can get you out of this difficult circumstance.
Startup Financing

Investment Without Injury

VC investors should know when to limit their involvement--and entrepreneurs should stand firm on where to draw the line.
Startup Financing

Make Your VC Presentation Shine

You only get one chance to make a good impression. These tips will give you a better shot at success.
Startup Financing

The $48,000 Question

Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you.
Startup Basics

Broadcast Yourself

Sometimes the best way to develop your business concept is to get into a room with like-minded entrepreneurs. Here are conferences and pitching sessions where you can find them.
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