News and Articles About Financing
Big and small banks approve fewer loans as startups turn to alternative funding sources.
SecondMarket, an online marketplace for shares of private companies, ranks those with biggest jumps in popularity on its site.
Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
For the third quarter in a row, the market for venture capital shrank, continuing a long-term trend in the industry.
A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
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.
Approval rates at the biggest U.S. banks shriveled up a bit in March compared to the previous month, according to a survey.
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.
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.
A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.
Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
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.
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.
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.
Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
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.
The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.
The CDFI Bond Guarantee program, signed into law in 2010, had the potential to extend $4 billion in credit to small-business owners, among others. A lengthy Congressional approval process has reduced the funds available by half.
The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.