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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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)

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

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

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

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

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Findings from Moody's Analytics shows that small-business credit quality dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, but predicts a better outlook for 2014.
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.
What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
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