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How Much Is An MBA Degree Really Worth?

And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?

The SEC Is Probing Private Equity Performance Figures

More specifically, the regulator is examining how private equity firms report a key metric of their past performance when they market new funds to investors.

Can a Business Grow Itself Into Bankruptcy?

Sometimes, increasing sales can backfire, and the math will eat a company alive.

Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news site Reddit and partner at startup accelerator Y Combinator, talks about how platforms like Kickstarter are making his role as a startup investor more challenging.

Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?

As many entrepreneurs know, securing funding for new business ventures can be a very difficult endeavor. So, when seeking funding for your company, make sure you are prepared.

The Next 3 Surges That Will Change the Future of Crowdfunding

The remaining months of 2014 and beyond will hold unexpected twists for those hoping to ride the ever-increasing crowdfunding wave.

Twitter's User and Engagement Numbers Disappoint, Shares Dive

The online messaging service also projected fourth-quarter revenue that may miss Wall Street's targets.

How We Pay for College Is Broken

The way most Americans pay for college -- a patchwork system of loans, grants, and scholarships from colleges -- was largely created generations ago, when fewer people went to college and when the price tag of a college was a lot less.

Beyond the Big Guys: 13 Smaller VCs to Keep on Your Radar (Infographic)

A look at up-and-coming venture capital firms and what they like to invest in.

What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.

7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

The law, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, kicks in for businesses with more than 100 employees this January.

The Best and Worst States in America for Crowdfunding

Washington, D.C., is the best place to crowdfund in the U.S. and Mississippi is the worst.

Divide and Conquer: Why You Should Separate Your Personal and Business Funds

Many entrepreneurs struggle to separate the value of their business from their own net worth (and self-worth).

5 Simple Steps to Prevent Expense Fraud

Whether intentional or not, a few misappropriated dollars here and there can easily add up and can be hard to detect.

Mystery Startup Magic Leap Raises $542 Million From Google, Others

Little is known about the company's augmented reality product.

The 5 Elements of Success With an IPO and Beyond

Taking your company public is about more than bringing in a lot of new funds. For one thing, it won't really be your company anymore.

Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Using author Tom Corley as inspiration, here's a checklist to the best things in life.

The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know

Find out about Internal Revenue Code updates affecting small businesses that take effect this year and the next.

The 5 C's to Creating a Winning Investment Pitch

You need to show why an investor should back you, and there are a number of traits that successful investees should show during the course of their pitch.

Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality

The billionaire philanthropist wants to distinguish between the wealthy who are using their money for good and those who are merely consuming it.

Data Show U.S. Economy's Pulse Is Still Strong

A 14-year low on jobless claims reinforced expectations that slack in the labor market was being reduced.

4 Tests You Must Pass to Win My Money

For an investor to bet on your startup, create a compelling case about your company's capabilities.

When Should You Start Paying Yourself?

Of course, you have your own personal expenses to deal with, but there is actually a sound business reason to give yourself a wage.
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