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Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?
Angel Investors

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don't want to see access to capital limited.
Catherine Clifford
Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?
Crowdfunding

Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting

The crowdfunding platform has officially created homes for two of its popular project areas.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.
Catherine Clifford
Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program
Finance

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey's latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

A look at the eye-popping growth of the crowdfunding industry.
Catherine Clifford
How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter
Crowdfunding

How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

Barbell Denim met its funding goal in 47 minutes. It has since raised more than 34 times its initial crowdfunding target.
Catherine Clifford
How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses
Immigrants

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.
Sujan Patel
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Financing

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Catherine Clifford
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
Financing

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
Catherine Clifford
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.
Finance

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
Catherine Clifford
Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs
Jobs Act

Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.
Catherine Clifford
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending
Finance

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
Catherine Clifford
Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.
Crowdfunding

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

Clay Hebert, the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, has helped 40 entrepreneurs raise $4 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Catherine Clifford