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U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

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A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
May 13, 2013 in Business Management
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

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Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

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Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
What Angel Investors Want Now

What Angel Investors Want Now

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The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
April 16, 2013 in Startup Financing
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

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Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.
April 9, 2013 in Financing
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

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At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
March 22, 2013 in Financing
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

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For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
March 19, 2013 in Venture Capital
SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

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The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
March 4, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

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The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
February 22, 2013 in Leadership
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

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Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
November 7, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

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Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
October 10, 2012 in Financing
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

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Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
September 17, 2012 in Financing
Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

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The Securities and Exchange Commission pushes back its release of proposed rules on advertising private stock sales.
August 22, 2012 in Financing
How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

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If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.
August 10, 2012 in Financing
4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

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It is highly likely that you'll be asked to sign a personal guarantee to get a bank loan. Before you do, make sure you are getting the best terms possible.
July 31, 2012 in Financing
What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

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A look at what's hot and what's not, when it comes to the industries attracting the most funding.
July 27, 2012 in Venture Capital
Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

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Small business loans contracted last year, while large businesses secured more dollars, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.
July 23, 2012 in Money
3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

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While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
June 29, 2012 in Financing
9 Things Startups Must Know Before Approaching Lenders

9 Things Startups Must Know Before Approaching Lenders

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These steps will put you ahead of the game before you start, and increase your chances of securing funds for your small business.
June 15, 2012 in Financing
3 Online Tools To Find Funding

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

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A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
May 30, 2012 in Financing
Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

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Southeastern states have a particularly high percentage of small businesses being hamstrung by tight credit conditions.
May 23, 2012 in Self-Financing
Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

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Approval rates at the biggest U.S. banks shriveled up a bit in March compared to the previous month, according to a survey.
April 11, 2012 in Financing
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

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President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
April 5, 2012 in Financing
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
March 20, 2012 in Financing

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