Finance

The 'Mayor' of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta On Empire Builders Vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
Atlanta

The 'Mayor' of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta On Empire Builders Vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

David Cummings, the founder of Atlanta Tech Village, explains how he chooses which startups to invest in.
Catherine Clifford
What Slow Exits Mean to Startup Investors
Startup Funding

What Slow Exits Mean to Startup Investors

Since the end of the Internet 1.0 boom in 2001, the time to exit for the average venture-capital-backed company has more than doubled.
Scott Shane
Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea
Ready To Launch

Why Sending a Deck to an Investor Before a First Meeting Is a Bad Idea

Instead, here's what you should do when you're seeking capital.
Alex Iskold
How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Donation
Charity

How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Donation

The money-wise approach to doing good.
Steph Wagner
10 Year-End Smart Tax Strategies for Business Owners
Tax Tips

10 Year-End Smart Tax Strategies for Business Owners

A ROTH conversion and putting your spouse on the payroll should both be on your 'to-do' list.
Mark J. Kohler
Guess Which Mega Brand Makes Companies Wait 86 Days for Payments (Infographic)
Business Optimization

Guess Which Mega Brand Makes Companies Wait 86 Days for Payments (Infographic)

A good deal of payments go out late. Check out this graphic to see which industries are most affected.
Eyal Shinar
How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company
Pitching Investors

How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company

The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.
David Teten
The Sharks Weigh in on 'a Business vs. a Product' and How to Tell the Difference
Shark Tank

The Sharks Weigh in on 'a Business vs. a Product' and How to Tell the Difference

The sharks will happily invest in a great new idea, but only if there's an actual business behind it.
Brian O'Connor
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Ravin Gandhi
How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement
Control What You Can

How to Avoid Dangerous Investors and Possible Embezzlement

One of my friends stole $700,000 from me. Don't let that happen to you.
Tim Linnet
7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing
Franchise Financing

7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing

Don't go to the same lender who helped you buy your house for franchise funding. Here are a few much better options.
Jared Hecht
Airbnb Reportedly Raises Another $100 Million in Funding
Airbnb

Airbnb Reportedly Raises Another $100 Million in Funding

The home-sharing startup expects to be profitable in 2016, a source says.
The Real Reason Banks Deny Loans to Many Small-Business Owners
Small Business Lending

The Real Reason Banks Deny Loans to Many Small-Business Owners

Do you know your business credit score? And what are you doing to raise it?
Levi King
7 Ways the Cloud Can Help Your Business Save Money (Infographic)
Business Optimization

7 Ways the Cloud Can Help Your Business Save Money (Infographic)

It's be time to assess your spending and look beyond the books to identify inefficiencies and places your business could be losing money.
Jen Cohen Crompton