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5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

An investor's preview of the companies that have caught his eye at the Californian accelerator's summer event.

Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food.

Every Entrepreneur Should Know These 3 Essentials About Crowdfunding

What you may not know about this emerging industry could be keeping you back from opportunities.

Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.

The 7 Due Diligence Basics for Investing in a Startup

There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it.

Leverage Video to Cut Through the Crowdfunding Clutter

A picture is worth a thousand words but a good video can be worth a lot of dollars.

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch -- a trait that could cloud your financial judgment. Here are five lessons to keep your business from becoming a cash casualty

5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong

Owners often don't spend enough time estimating the projected arrival of various revenue streams while considering their deadlines to pay expenses. Here's how to apply the necessary dilligence.

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Someone that doesn’t pay attention to their money or is disrespectful of it is someone lacking money.

How to Anticipate Cash-Flow Problems

Do advance planning to avoid a crash course in the lesson you don't want to learn the hard way.

Protect your Partnership With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Learn more about these critical agreements that define value and buy-out procedures when one someone leaves a partnership.

7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company

Startups have an intoxication allure for investors but expect to get rich slowly, if at all.

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.

2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition

What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off?

Sell Losses at Your Failed Company for Cash. Take Full Advantage of Tax Credits.

You worked hard to build your business. Realize all the fruits of your labor when it comes time to file your return.

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.

When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention

We take a look at the issue from both the investors' and founders' point of view.

5 Essential Steps to Prepare for an IPO

A financial team that's laid the right foundation will be able to move forward when market conditions are ideal and the timing is right.

An Insider's Perspective on Wooing Investors to Your Startup

Step one to making a winning investor pitch is talking a mental seat on the opposite side of the table to look at your company as they will.

The Government Might Fund Your Idea Before Anybody Else Will

Competition for the money is fierce but the federal government allocates $2B a year in grants for early stage ideas few investors will touch.

4 Tips for Building a Company That Attracts the Best Investors

Investors seek companies that run smoothly and have solid prospects, which is just the company you're trying to build.

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
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