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10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding
Finance

10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

Whether you're looking to raise some funds or invest in a project, here are some things to know about platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo .
Punit Arora
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital
Starting a Business

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
Brian Hamilton
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup
Starting a Business

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
Sharon Wienbar
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding
Finance

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
Michelle Goodman
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