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25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup

25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup

What’s the point in losing money on purpose? Here are some telltale clues that your business is not a sound proposition.
Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Banks are still struggling to return to the small-business market Here's what you need to know.
Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food.
5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch -- a trait that could cloud your financial judgment. Here are five lessons to keep your business from becoming a cash casualty
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands

PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands

More than 20,000 businesses have borrowed more than $150 million in PayPal Working Capital loans since the pilot program launched in September.
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

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.
Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.
Why You Need to Share Your Finances to Buy a Franchise

Why You Need to Share Your Finances to Buy a Franchise

When purchasing a franchise, it is imperative to have your books in order.
Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until July 1.

Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until July 1.

Interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise again.
Richard Branson, Max Levchin Get Behind Crowdfunding With Investment in Indiegogo

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.
The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

While the 'average Joe' can breathe a sigh of relief that tax season is behind him, small-business owners can't do the same. To ensure entrepreneurs keep their finances on track all year around, here are seven mistakes to avoid.
Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

In this video, Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money.
How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

Barbell Denim met its funding goal in 47 minutes. It has since raised more than 34 times its initial crowdfunding target.
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

3-D printing’s power lies not in its ability to create novelty items, but to lower the cost of customization.
Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.

If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.
How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

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

The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.
Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant?

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.
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

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.
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

Founders of men's clothing company share six steps that helped them meet their $15K goal.
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