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4 Reasons to Crowdfund vs. Self-Fund a Product Idea
Crowdfunding

4 Reasons to Crowdfund vs. Self-Fund a Product Idea

With platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, you can quickly see if the idea is something the market wants before investing large amounts of time, capital, and energy.
Terry Lin
For This Financial Group, Sustainability Is a Must-Have Strategy
Impact Investing

For This Financial Group, Sustainability Is a Must-Have Strategy

Equilibrium Capital invests in green businesses to bring in greenbacks.
David Bank
Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Raises $48 Million for Incubator
Investors

Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Raises $48 Million for Incubator

Android co-founder's new effort raises money.
Venture-Backed U.S. IPOs Hit Lowest Levels in Two Years
IPOs

Venture-Backed U.S. IPOs Hit Lowest Levels in Two Years

This, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.
6 Funding Strategies to Start a Business When You're Low on Money
Startup Financing

6 Funding Strategies to Start a Business When You're Low on Money

When you're an entrepreneur, you'd be surprised how quickly you burn through cash.
Deborah Mitchell
Are You Deducting Your Health-Care Expenses Properly?
Taxes

Are You Deducting Your Health-Care Expenses Properly?

Tax and legal expert Mark Kohler says small businesses need to know what their health-care options are or they won't get the proper writeoffs.
Kate Taylor
Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development
Investors

Realistic Strategies for Seeking Investor Funding for Research and Development

If you're developing new and unproven technology, keep these six stages in mind as you seek financial backing.
Martin Zwilling
'Shark Tank' Casting Calls Are Coming: 5 Tips for Making the Cut
Shark Tank

'Shark Tank' Casting Calls Are Coming: 5 Tips for Making the Cut

Strategies for getting past the first round of casting and beyond.
Laura Entis
Why You Should Ask for a Tax Extension
Tax Tips

Why You Should Ask for a Tax Extension

A tax extension does more than buy you time. It could be smart business.
Steph Wagner
When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's
Startup Financing

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
David Nilssen
How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business
Community Banks

How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business

Dodd-Frank has weakened community banks, a lifeline for many small businesses.
Scott Shane
Blowing Past Its Kickstarter Goal, SnapPower Turns Your Outlet Into a USB Charger
USBS

Blowing Past Its Kickstarter Goal, SnapPower Turns Your Outlet Into a USB Charger

With no electrical skills needed, a simple solution to an annoying problem scores big with backers on the crowdfunding platform.
Laura Entis
With IPO, Web Hosting Company GoDaddy Valued at Up to $5.48 Billion
IPO

With IPO, Web Hosting Company GoDaddy Valued at Up to $5.48 Billion

The offering enabled GoDaddy to raise $460 million.
How to Figure Out Your Margins
Ask Entrepreneur

How to Figure Out Your Margins

A brief explainer on how to calculate your profit margin and what it means for your business.