Alternative Financing

News and Articles About Alternative Financing

Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.
Ready To Launch

Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.

Aggressive marketing is an essential part of every Mini IPO campaign, just as it is for rewards-based crowdfunding.
Kendall Almerico
The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables
Business Optimization

The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables

Selling receivables to a third-party was once a common small-business alternative to short-term financing.
Leigh Lones
How to Finance Your Business Yourself
Starting a Business

How to Finance Your Business Yourself

Here's what you need to consider if you're thinking of bootstrapping your business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business
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How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business

Four reasons you may need to borrow, and alternative lending options for each one.
Kari Luckett
Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business
Financing

Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.
Stephen Sheinbaum
Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?
Virtual Currency

Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?

The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.
Carol Roth
Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC
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Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.
John Mullins
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
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3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk
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Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.
Jaia Thomas
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses
Finance

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Rohit Arora
How to Finance a Startup Today
Starting a Business

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Julian Hills
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing
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An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Michelle Goodman
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
Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund
Finance

Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency.
Catherine Clifford