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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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.

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

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.

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

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator

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.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe

5 Quick Tips for Better Bootstrapping From SXSW

The founders of popular image-hosting service imgur on what it takes to launch a tech startup without seeking outside investors.

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
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