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Can Your Crowdfunding Campaign Compete?

These tips can help level the crowdfunding playing field.

3 Angles for Understanding Angels

Entrepreneurs seeking a heavenly relationship with their investors should know three things before pitching their business.

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.

Financial Gifts Recent Grads Can Really Use

Need an idea for a graduation gift? This might be a chance to get your favorite new graduate on solid financial footing.

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

At Entrepreneur magazine's Growth Conference this year, CPA and attorney Mark Kohler explained to an audience of entrepreneurs the importance of finding the right accountant for your business.

VC 100: The Top Venture Capital Firms Backing U.S. Startups

If you want to launch a business, it's critical to know the state of startup capital. As the VC market recovers, we look at the firms funding American innovation.

The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000

Uber published some staggering figures on its company blog about how much money its drivers make.

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey’s latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.

8 Ways to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign Pop

It seems like everyone and their mother has a Kickstarter campaign. Here's how to get yours noticed.

Four Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Fitbit

Why FitBit's "quantified self" approach works for businesses too

Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.

These Numbers, Used Properly, Can Help You See Problems in Advance

You're probably already receiving financial statements, but are they doing you any good? Here's what your metrics should look like.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round.

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

You’ve worked hard to negotiate through the right networks and land this meeting. Don’t let a lack of preparation and practice keep you from getting in the game.

Richard Branson, Max Levchin Get Behind Crowdfunding With Investment in Indiegogo

The San Francisco-based crowdfunding site plans to use its most recent cash infusion to improve its global reach and mobile experience.

5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

While entrepreneurs may strive to raise a lot of money or seek a high valuation, these aspirations can end up hurting you down the road.

Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

It is a rare startup that has the backing of venture capital fund, so forget about wooing investors and concentrate on wooing customers with your unique selling proposition.

Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

A look at the eye-popping growth of the crowdfunding industry.

Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs have lots of financing options beyond checking out venture firms in California. Here are six techniques to try.

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.

Small Business Week: 3 Things You've Missed So Far

New funding options and Google launch are among what’s new for National Small Business Week.

3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business

An inside look at the decision to move on.
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