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An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

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Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Financing

Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing

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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.
July 10, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

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Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.
July 8, 2013 in Financing

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

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Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
June 19, 2013 in Startup Basics

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

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With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.
June 13, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

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Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.
June 10, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

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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.
June 7, 2013 in Venture Capital

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

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Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
May 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

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Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
May 21, 2013 in Financing
 Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

Facebook Hits and Misses Since Its IPO

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A year after its initial public offering, we look back at the social media giant's highs and lows as a public company.
May 17, 2013 in Social Media
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

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

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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.
May 14, 2013 in Financing
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

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An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
May 13, 2013 in Financing
Photos: 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

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A look at the next wave of grant recipients in tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program.
May 9, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

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The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.
May 2, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

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Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
April 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

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A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
April 19, 2013 in Financing
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

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The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
April 15, 2013 in Venture Capital
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
April 10, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

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Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.
April 8, 2013 in Financing
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

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President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013 in Financing
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

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Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013 in Angel Investors
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

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At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
March 22, 2013 in Financing
Video: 'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music IncubatorPlay Video

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator (Video)

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While the young actor has already co-founded or invested in several startups, this time Grenier is changing his tune. Brian Solis spoke with him about his new venture.
March 21, 2013 in Startup Financing
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

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For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
March 19, 2013 in Venture Capital

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