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Have Fun, Eat Well and Deduct it From Your Taxes

Have Fun, Eat Well and Deduct it From Your Taxes

Meals and entertainment expenses can save on your taxes but you need to see it the way the IRS sees it.
Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch

There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.

Want a Bank Loan? You Better Have Some Skin in the Game.

A strong equity position supports the notion that the owner is likely to protect the investment and repay borrowed funds.
Hoping to Strike Off-Court Gold, Carmelo Anthony Launches a VC Firm

Hoping to Strike Off-Court Gold, Carmelo Anthony Launches a VC Firm

The NBA star has partnered with former NBC executive Stuart Goldfab to create M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm that will invest in early-stage startups.
Crowdfunding's New Self-Serve Options and Tools

Crowdfunding's New Self-Serve Options and Tools

New tech solutions enable companies to launch campaigns on their own portal when raising money.
Fred Wilson: 2 Big Reasons Why Bitcoin Isn't Really Useful Yet

Fred Wilson: 2 Big Reasons Why Bitcoin Isn't Really Useful Yet

Even the cryptocurrency's biggest boosters admit it is probably too early to be useful to the mainstream.
Out of Work? Do's and Don'ts for Your Retirement Account.

Out of Work? Do's and Don'ts for Your Retirement Account.

A look at what you should do with your 401(k) if you are unemployed.
Big-Name Startups Land on Most-Doomed Brands List

Big-Name Startups Land on Most-Doomed Brands List

Some of the companies that are expected to falter next year are headed by entrepreneurs you're very familiar with.
5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Present all the facts that drew you to your great idea, season with your passion and you will wow investors.
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited.
The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

Can you guess which venture capital firms made the list? A look at the expanding role of corporate VCs in the startup economy.
The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth

Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply.
When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

If those you've approached for money say no, try to figure out why. Maybe it will lead to some good news.
How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.
Manage Your Home Economics as If You Are Running a Business, and Watch Your Savings Grow

Manage Your Home Economics as If You Are Running a Business, and Watch Your Savings Grow

Don't fall into the trap of expending a great deal of energy for a small financial payoff.
Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

Which Nation Has the Most Money-Smart Teens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

A large-scale international study on financial topics shows American teens have quite a bit of catching up to do.
What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.
A Mindset Tune-Up for a Profitable Exit Strategy

A Mindset Tune-Up for a Profitable Exit Strategy

Some simple shifts in thinking can help you attract buyers and move toward a profitable deal.
7 Ways Stock Trading Will Be Completely Different in the Future

7 Ways Stock Trading Will Be Completely Different in the Future

Wall Street is changing faster than you think. Here are some predictions for the next 25 years.
Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes

Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes

Finance folks and CEOs almost always think differently. That's something to take advantage of.
Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC

Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC

Provision of JOBS Act could change how businesses raise capital. But it faces regulations that could make it useless.
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