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Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions
Finance

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
Bo Yaghmaie
How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable
Finance

How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

"Clean tech" may not be the easiest sell. But startups in the sustainable technology sector offer the next wave of discoveries with potential for big returns.
Larry LeSueur
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws
Finance

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
Catherine Clifford
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention
Finance

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
Ali Rosenthal
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business
Finance

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Michelle Goodman
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch
Finance

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

The very fact that investors are in front of you means they're interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
Lisa Calhoun
How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days
Finance

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

Don't let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Finance

How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Campaigns that use videos have a significantly higher success rate and raise more money than those that don't. Find out what your videos should contain to bring in the backers
Sally Outlaw
The Case for an Early Buyout
Finance

The Case for an Early Buyout

Being acquired by a bigger company early in your venture's life cycle can be a sweet deal in its own right.
Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?
Finance

Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?

There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one.
Peter S. Cohan
Why Box's Co-founder Turned Down a $550 Million Offer That Would Have Made Him 'Phenomenally Wealthy' At 26
Finance

Why Box's Co-founder Turned Down a $550 Million Offer That Would Have Made Him 'Phenomenally Wealthy' At 26

Take all that cash? Nope. Entrepreneur Aaron Levie had bigger plans.
Alyson Shontell
Finance

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
Erika Trautman
Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)
Finance

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

VCs and angel investors get a lot of attention, but personal loans and credit, followed by investments from friends and family, are the top funding sources for startups.
Laura Entis
How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup
Finance

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
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