Startup Financing

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?
Financing

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

The SBA's backing of small business loans, which helped keep money flowing to some lucky owners, is getting a makeover.
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?
Financing

More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

Venture capital dollars have been largely scarce since the downturn set in. But these days, that tide appears to be turning.
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.
Financing

How to Win Over Investors in Three Minutes or Less

Every entrepreneur should have a killer elevator speech that'll grab investors' attention. Here's how to write one.
Why Businesses Succeed and Fail
Startup Financing

Why Businesses Succeed and Fail

Harvard researchers answer 10 perplexing questions.
A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding
Success Stories

A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
It Passes the Mom Test
Success Stories

It Passes the Mom Test

A former law student develops an online business that lets anyone -- even his tech-challenged mother -- create a website.
Money From the Masses
Startup Financing

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.
An Investment for Healthy Living
Venture and Angel Investors

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
Selling Equity: A High-Stakes Game
Venture and Angel Investors

Selling Equity: A High-Stakes Game

Sidestepping the traps of equity fund-raising
The Four Things VCs Look for In a Startup
Venture and Angel Investors

The Four Things VCs Look for In a Startup

They're easy to remember: management, market, money and, above all else, momentum.
SBA Loans: A Primer
Startup Financing

SBA Loans: A Primer

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development.
The Four Keys to Raising Capital
Startup Financing

The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.
Self-Financing Your Startup
Self-Financing Your Startup

Self-Financing Your Startup

Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.
School of Investment
Venture and Angel Investors

School of Investment

Student-run venture funds offer startups a financing alternative, but they may not be the place to seek guidance and connections.
The Rise of the Virtual Classroom
Startup Financing

The Rise of the Virtual Classroom

Three Washington University alumni create a social-media platform for online educational resources and learn how to attract investor interest.
What the Banker Found
Bank and Other Loans

What the Banker Found

Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later.
What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill
Startup Financing

What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?
The World of Crowd Funding
Startup Financing

The World of Crowd Funding

What if total strangers gave you money to start a business and didn't even ask to be paid back? At IndieGoGo.com, they just might.
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.
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.
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