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Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

Looking for money to grow a company or get it off the ground? There are venture capital firms across the country eagerly seeking to fund good business ideas, but fit and size matter.

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
 Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

A year after its initial public offering, we look back at the social media giant's highs and lows as a public company.
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs

These 20 Teenagers Are Getting $100,000 Each to Drop Out of School and Become Entrepreneurs

A look at the next wave of grant recipients in tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program.
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.

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