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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.

Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Companies Like Apple and Google Billions of Dollars

Although, a new break and pressure to tackle tax avoidance elsewhere means they are unlikely to decamp.

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.

Business Is Eager to Embrace Bitcoin But Regulators Are Not

Retailers worldwide increasingly see Bitcoin as just another payment method but governments are suspicious it is a rival to currency.

The Golden Rule of Startup Capital: Don't Waste Money

For ambitious entrepreneurs, keep this one rule in mind when preparing your pitch to investors.

Is This the Next Bitcoin?

There’s a new digital monetary system in town.

French Bank, Twitter Team Up for Money Transfers

One of the country's largest banks is teaming up with the social network to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.

3 Steps for Turning Customers Into Investors

Can't get a bank loan? Customers and community members can be your best investors. Here's how to make that happen.

3 Ways VCs Can Add Value to Your Startup Beyond the Cash

Turns out, there are other perks besides cash.

Starting a Business? When to Scrimp vs. Splurge.

When you're launching a business on your own, you need to spend wisely.

Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'

Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.

How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers

This organic baby food startup got acquired and took on some of the biggest players in the market.
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