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As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
Finance

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
Catherine Clifford
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype
Starting a Business

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
JD Albert
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)
Finance

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
Catherine Clifford
How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)
Finance

How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

A look at the companies that have gone public since President Obama passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April of 2012.
Catherine Clifford
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding
Finance

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
Catherine Clifford
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes
Finance

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
Catherine Clifford
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)
Finance

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
Catherine Clifford
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love
Growth Strategies

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye
Finance

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
Catherine Clifford
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are
Finance

Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

The Security and Exchange Commission's recent lifting of a ban prohibiting entrepreneurs from being public about raising money may have changed the funding game for some. Here's how.
Jay Turo
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.
Catherine Clifford
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business
Starting a Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
Catherine Clifford
Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator
Starting a Business

Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. founders are turning to Chile to launch their ventures.
Andrea Huspeni
Starting a Business

Start-Up Chile: See Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. startups are turning to Chile to launch their venture.
Andrea Huspeni