News and Articles About Financing

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished
Finance

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.
Ray Hennessey
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
Finance

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.
Ryan Himmel
10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are
Finance

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.
Jay Turo
Finance

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.
Ray Hennessey
Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal
Finance

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.
Teri Evans
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)
Starting a Business

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.
Catherine Clifford
The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now
Finance

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.
Dave Lavinsky
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations
Starting a Business

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.
Michelle Goodman
Finance

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.
Peter S. Cohan
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

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