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10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

A look at the crowdfunding sites with the best track records that can be used to fund businesses.

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

From getting a website domain to creating a business roadmap out of sticky notes, here is an infographic detailing what you can do to get your business off the ground on a shoestring.

How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

The path to owning a franchise can come with many disappointments, but none as great as this one.

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.

Online Lending Alternatives You Shouldn't Be Ignoring

Short and long-term online lending options could be your answer to funding your startup. Here's what you need to know about them.

10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money

A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a growing business doesn't come cheap. Here's a guide to nabbing the cash you need.

Software and Biotech Companies Lead the Pack in VC Funding

Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report.

Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

The Security and Exchange Commission's recent lifting of a ban prohibiting entrepreneurs from being public about raising money may have changed the funding game for some. Here's how.

VC Funding of U.S. Companies Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years

Venture-capital funding has declined sharply year-over-year in the second quarter, according to the latest data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal

Need VC? The investor and AOL co-founder on how he decides on who gets funding.

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.

The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

It's important to have hard figures on how your business is doing at your finger tips. Keeping track of these numbers doesn't have to take time. Here are three dashboards that will do the work for you.

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge.

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.

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