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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.

7 Taboos of Business Pitching

Avoid these no-nos to inspire investors' passion. Provide compelling evidence of a potential boost to their bottom line.

5 Tax Planning Tips for Your Small Business

We're more than half way through 2014: Where does your business stand in terms of taxes?

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.

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

There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

A look at what you should do with your 401(k) if you are unemployed.

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

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

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?

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

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

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