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Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

An investor in companies such as Flickr and del.icio.us, Dyson shares insights on building a thriving company.

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says being able to 'take a hit' is vital for entrepreneurial success. The show's stars hear 30 or more pitches a day and listen for passion and persistence as they make investment decisions.
How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.

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