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Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.

Your Company as the Accidental Lawbreaker

Startups should be careful to follow state and federal statutes otherwise the penalties could be great and the unwanted publicity significant.

5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Talking to the media can be terrifying, causing many entrepreneurs to sound like rambling fools. Don't be that person. Here are five tips on how to be a media pro.

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.

Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

The CEO and co-founder of Facebook may have a $1 salary on paper, but he took home $3.3 billion by exercising stock options for 2013.

How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.

Keep an Eye on Your Commercial Loans

With mortgage rates on the rise, view some tips on how borrowing money from banks may be affected.

What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers

The maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush game has had a disastrous public debut. What might that mean for private companies in the gaming space?

Bootstrapping Your Way to Success With These 9 Tips

Bootstrapping a business is no walk in the park. Here are nine tips on how to land success with a low budget.

Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy

Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season.

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.

All Business Entities Are Not Created Equal: Finding the Perfect One for You

With tax season in full swing, now is the perfect time to being planning next year and figuring out if you want to change your business structure to help reduce taxes.

How Independent Financial Advisors Can Ride the Wave of Interest in Investing

Those setting up their own consultancies can navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by attending to these six points.

Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level.

The Psychology of Saving for Retirement

Researchers and economists look at what motivates and deters people from saving for retirement.

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details.

Venture capital has big rewards, but also added stress.

Airbnb Could Be Joining the $10 Billion Valuation Club

The online home rental startup is reportedly in advanced talks to raise funding that would make it more valuable than some large hotel operators.

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.

Tax Code Changes: What You Need to Know

These five changes in the federal tax code can impact the bottom line for you and your business. We outline the biggest shifts.

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.

Tracking -- and Maximizing -- Your Dining Write-Offs

Before you file your taxes, maximize your dining write-offs for 2013.

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

Clay Hebert, the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, has helped 40 entrepreneurs raise $4 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

When Financial Professionals Go Indie

Weighing becoming independent asset manager or financial advisor? Balance the freedom to serve customers against the strain of running a firm.

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
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