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

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

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If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
April 4, 2012 in Venture Capital
Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

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The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.
March 29, 2012 in International Growth
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
March 28, 2012 in Financing
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

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After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
March 22, 2012 in Financing
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

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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.
March 22, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

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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.
March 21, 2012 in Grow Your Business
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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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.
March 20, 2012 in Financing
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

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

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Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
March 15, 2012 in Financing
When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

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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.
March 13, 2012 in Financing
Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

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The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.
March 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

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The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.
March 9, 2012 in Financing
$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

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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.
March 7, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

Six Small Business Proposals from Washington You Need to Watch

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The package of bills aims to increase access to funding for entrepreneurs.
March 2, 2012 in Financing
Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

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When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
February 22, 2012 in Financing
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

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In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
February 20, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

Would You Sell Your Startup Right Now If I Gave You $600,000?

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Few business owners expect to get a fat buyout offer while their startup is still on the launch pad. Here's what one business owner did when confronted with an offer.
February 16, 2012 in Angel Investors
10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

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Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
February 14, 2012 in Angel Investors
What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

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Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.
January 24, 2012 in Go Forward
Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

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A quick guide to Community Development Financial Institutions: How they work and whether they can help you get money to start your business.
January 24, 2012 in Financing
Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

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One of the sharks from ABC's hit entrepreneur reality show answers your questions about pitching, investing and what it's like in the shark tank.
January 18, 2012 in Angel Investors
Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

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Learning how to pitch investors is an invaluable skill. Avoid these blunders, which are sure to make a bad impression--and could kill the deal.
January 17, 2012 in Startup Financing
How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now

How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now

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Entrepreneur and finance expert Asheesh Advani shares his best tips for finding capital in a difficult economy.
January 11, 2012 in Getting Started
The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)

The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)

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How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
January 3, 2012 in Financing
Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012

Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012

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The lending market for small businesses cratered during the recession and has been on a jagged path of recovery. To help fill the void, entrepreneurs are finding alternative financing sources.
January 3, 2012 in Financing
Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

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When you've got a business idea, it's easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it's too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.
December 29, 2011 in Inventing
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