Startup Financing

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?
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

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)
Startup Financing

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.
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga
Evaluating Your Idea

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
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'
Venture and Angel Investors

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.
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.
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