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3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

3 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

Consider these tips before pitching the crowd to fund your startup.
3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

A look at how the impending new crowdfunding rules are prompting entrepreneurs to predict -- and deliver -- what the expanded industry will demand.
Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0

Shaping Crowdfunding 2.0

As the crowdfunding industry braces for a massive shift, its players are seeking rules that will serve both to protect investors and entrepreneurs.
What Do Pinterest and a Community Bank in Lubbock, Texas, Have In Common?

What Do Pinterest and a Community Bank in Lubbock, Texas, Have In Common?

When it comes to converting companies into cash, an alternative investment marketplace is expanding beyond high-growth startups.
Bank Lending to Small Business Slips, Crowdfunding on the Rise

Bank Lending to Small Business Slips, Crowdfunding on the Rise

Big and small banks approve fewer loans as startups turn to alternative funding sources.
Pinterest and Warby Parker -- The Next Pre-IPO Stars?

Pinterest and Warby Parker -- The Next Pre-IPO Stars?

SecondMarket, an online marketplace for shares of private companies, ranks those with biggest jumps in popularity on its site.
Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

For the third quarter in a row, the market for venture capital shrank, continuing a long-term trend in the industry.
Microloans Make a Macro Difference

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would impose a minimum tax of 30 percent on all individuals with incomes of more than $1 million.
Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Looking for a Loan? Don't Wait for a Big Bank

Approval rates at the biggest U.S. banks shriveled up a bit in March compared to the previous month, according to a survey.
How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

How to Attract Crowdfunding Investors Without Breaking the Law

With the JOBS Act as the law of the land, changes to how you can market your small company to crowdfunding investors are on the way.
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

Is your business on track to grow this year? Consider the habits of high-growth, small-business owners and identifies key steps to growing revenue this year.
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

More credit unions are offering business loans, and their interest rates and fees are often lower than at commercial banks. What's more, their loan officers typically have more flexibility and decision-making ability than those at larger institutions.
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