Startup Financing

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.
Starting a Business

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention
Starting a Business

Master These 4 Simple Pitching Concepts to Capture a Room's Attention

Delivering a great startup pitch is akin to performing an outstanding monologue. Follow these simple tips to give yours its highest impact.
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
Starting a Business

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
5 Steps to Building an Ambitious, Yet Credible Sales Forecast
Money

5 Steps to Building an Ambitious, Yet Credible Sales Forecast

Satisfy potential investors by setting up a research method to estimate how many customers will be lured to make a purchase of your new product.
Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014
Money

Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.
Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act
Money

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup
Starting a Business

7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.
11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time
Money

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC
Money

Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.
The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors
Money

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.
5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn
Money

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch -- a trait that could cloud your financial judgment. Here are five lessons to keep your business from becoming a cash casualty
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.
Money

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Money

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Starting a Business

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.
10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job
Starting a Business

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.
5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment
Money

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly
Money

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.
Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk
Money

Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.
The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'
Money

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.
This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets
The 'Treps

This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets

ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database.
The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital
Money

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.
The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses
Money

The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

While the 'average Joe' can breathe a sigh of relief that tax season is behind him, small-business owners can't do the same. To ensure entrepreneurs keep their finances on track all year around, here are seven mistakes to avoid.
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist
Money

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Managing Cash Flow

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding
Startup Financing

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia
Startup Financing

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
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