Financing

News and Articles About Financing

5 Essentials for Raising Your Growth Round of Funding
Financing

5 Essentials for Raising Your Growth Round of Funding

A startup needs a good story to secure initial funding and good numbers to get a second round.
Matt Straz
Hinge, the Less Random Tinder, Raises $12 Million
Online Dating

Hinge, the Less Random Tinder, Raises $12 Million

While Tinder is 'a game to play with,' Hinge is 'a tool to meet people,' says CEO Justin McLeod.
Laura Entis
5 Tips for Using Credit Wisely to Boost Holiday Sales
Credit

5 Tips for Using Credit Wisely to Boost Holiday Sales

Done prudently, helping customers to buy now and pay later is a sound strategy for maximizing sales.
Steve Allocca
One Thing You Must Never Forget About Investors
Investors

One Thing You Must Never Forget About Investors

Investors are like foxes looking for their next meal. And guess what? You, the entrepreneur, are the rabbit running for your life.
Kai Sato
Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch
Startup Basics

Small, But Fierce: How Tiny Firms Can Pack a Big Punch

In an economy hostile to small business, how are the most successful small firms surviving?
Chris Matthews
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Starting a Franchise Business

There's Lots of Free Help for Choosing and Funding the Right Franchise Opportunity

Franchises have the allure of a ready-made business but it's more complicated than that.
Kedma Ough
Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO
Financing

Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO

New fundraising round reportedly values the popular social-media management tool at $1 billion.
Jason Fell
25 Reasons I Will Not Invest in Your Startup
Financing

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

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.
A Candy Emporium for Adults
Business Unusual

A Candy Emporium for Adults

Because grown-ups need the occasional sugar fix, too.
Margaret Littman
Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups
Financing

Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

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

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
Dan Yoo
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

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.
Kari Luckett