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9 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Rating

Start cleaning up your credit rating and improving your credit scores with these smart tips from a personal finance expert.
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More
Growth Strategies

The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
Gael O'Brien
Finance

Negotiating Secrets: How to Convince Creditors Not to Ruin Your Credit Score

Not everything in your credit history has to show up on your credit report. Here's how to convince your creditors to remove or modify negative information.
Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options
Starting a Business

Save or Pay Off Debt? How to Weigh Your Options

Social entrepreneur and educator Steve Mariotti on the importance of a thorough analysis when it comes to your startup's finances.
Steve Mariotti
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You
Finance

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Catherine Clifford
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Scott Shane
Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Rob Foregger on Fixing the Debt (Opinion)

The presidential election is a wake-up call for the main event: Tackling America's out-of-control debt problem, the EverBank co-founder writes.
Rob Foregger
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending
Finance

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
Diana Ransom
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners
Finance

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
Diana Ransom
How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt
Starting a Business

How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

New graduates face higher student loans than any other generation -- making starting up all the more intimidating. Here are five lean start-up strategies to help you shake off those debt woes.
Annie Mueller
The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity
Finance

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
Scott Shane
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business
Finance

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts
Finance

Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

You can get out from under that mountain of debt. Here's how to make sure your bank works for you, versus the other way around.
Donald Todrin
What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses
Finance

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
Diana Ransom