Finance

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 Accelerated

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
These 8 Disciplines Define a Fundable Entrepreneur
Startup Investment

These 8 Disciplines Define a Fundable Entrepreneur

Register your intellectual property and demonstrate a customer focus early; just do these things in the right sequence.
Martin Zwilling
What the Founders of Job Platform WayUp Learned About Venture Funding
Ready To Launch

What the Founders of Job Platform WayUp Learned About Venture Funding

Having just raised $7.8 million in a Series A round, founder Liz Wessel shares what she learned from the experience.
Alex Iskold
Why Angels Are Moving Online
Angel Investing

Why Angels Are Moving Online

Online platforms are a superior choice for less entrepreneurially experienced, less-active investors who are deploying smaller amounts of money.
Scott Shane
It's Never Too Late to Invest Wisely. Just Don't Raid Your Retirement Funds.
Investing

It's Never Too Late to Invest Wisely. Just Don't Raid Your Retirement Funds.

Want to give your investment portfolio a boost? Do what other successful entrepreneurs do.
Sujan Patel
'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.
Intellectual Property

'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.

Intellectual property is something to be protected if you want to attract investment.
Vic Lin
Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City
Ready To Launch

Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City

Think globally, but get your financial start locally.
Michelle Goodman