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What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

When Investor Likability Can Make or Break a Deal

Why two grandmothers chose personality over money for the shark's investment in their candy business.
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable

3 Lessons From Shark Tank on How to Make Your Business More Likable

Are you likable? It could be the key to your business becoming more profitable.
PayPal Lets Small-Merchant Shoppers Buy Now, Pay Later

PayPal Lets Small-Merchant Shoppers Buy Now, Pay Later

By extending its 'Bill Me Later' option to customers of small and medium businesses, PayPal gives owners another way to encourage shoppers to spend.
BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
Count Me In Helps Women Entrepreneurs Increase Their Revenue

Count Me In Helps Women Entrepreneurs Increase Their Revenue

The nonprofit provides resources, business education and a supportive community to help women turn their ventures into serious moneymakers.
7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

Credit-card debt can be tempting for startups seeking a smooth launch. Consider these tips for avoiding costly mistakes.
Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

Rock The Post's Tanya Prive on the Future of Crowdfunding

This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

Before you reach for plastic to help start your business, consider the challenges that could cost you the success you're working so hard to build on.
How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program

How to Jump-Start Your Business With an Accelerator Program

Two entrepreneurs fast-tracked their startup with help form Launchpad LA.
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

The Securities and Exchange Commission pushes back its release of proposed rules on advertising private stock sales.
How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.
3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

Starting your own business will affect many parts of your life, including how you manage your finances.
9 Things Startups Must Know Before Approaching Lenders

9 Things Startups Must Know Before Approaching Lenders

These steps will put you ahead of the game before you start, and increase your chances of securing funds for your small business.
3 Online Tools To Find Funding

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Southeastern states have a particularly high percentage of small businesses being hamstrung by tight credit conditions.

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