Alternative Financing

News and Articles About Alternative Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

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
Finding Investors

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
Finance

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
Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong
Finance

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
Catherine Clifford
For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?
Finance

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.
Rachel Solomon
Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups
Technology

Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startups

After a tumultuous couple of months, the digital currency is turning investors' heads.
Benjamin Kabin
Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.
Starting a Business

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
Liz Elam
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding
Starting a Business

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
Peter S. Cohan
Accepting Bitcoin Payments: The Risks and Benefits
Technology

Accepting Bitcoin Payments: The Risks and Benefits

What business owners need to know about receiving the progressive digital currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch
Finance

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.
Catherine Clifford