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7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups
Venture and Angel Investors

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money
Venture and Angel Investors

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash
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How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips
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Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
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Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Inside the SXSW Startup Competition
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Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill
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Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping
Self-Financing Your Startup

How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?
Venture and Angel Investors

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital
Startup Financing

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

Learning how to pitch investors is an invaluable skill. Avoid these blunders, which are sure to make a bad impression--and could kill the deal.
Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?
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Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)
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Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
The State of Venture Capital in 2012
Venture and Angel Investors

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY
Venture and Angel Investors

Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
Starting a Business to Fund Your Startup Idea
Self-Financing Your Startup

Starting a Business to Fund Your Startup Idea

With their dream venture as motivation, Nate Casey and his partners opened a web-consulting firm to raise capital.
Why One Investor is Banking on Vets
Startup Financing

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs
Startup Financing

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'
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Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'

On tonight's season finale of Bloomberg TV's reality series 'Techstars,' the show reveals the outcome for the program's entrepreneurs.
How to Land Angel Funding
Startup Financing

How to Land Angel Funding

Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with David S. Rose, founder of New York Angels, about the best way to secure financial backing from angel investors.
How to Find an Angel Investor
Startup Financing

How to Find an Angel Investor

David S. Rose of New York Angels explains how entrepreneurs can meet angel investors. Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom reports.
Charles Barkley Wants to Give Your Startup $25,000
Startup Financing

Charles Barkley Wants to Give Your Startup $25,000

The NBA Hall of Famer starts a contest to give an aspiring entrepreneur a financial lift.
Five Common Startup Money Mistakes
Startup Financing

Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

It's easy to go wrong when mapping out financials for a new venture. Here's how to avoid some typical potholes.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 5: Find Financing
Startup Financing

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 5: Find Financing

Today, you'll learn where look for the money you need to launch. Part five in a 10-part series to help you start a business.
Why Businesses Succeed and Fail
Startup Financing

Why Businesses Succeed and Fail

Harvard researchers answer 10 perplexing questions.
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