News and Articles About Financing
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.
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.
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.
Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.
A quick guide to Community Development Financial Institutions: How they work and whether they can help you get money to start your business.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur and finance expert Asheesh Advani shares his best tips for finding capital in a difficult economy.
How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
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.
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.
Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.
SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
Private equity funding isn't a fit for every business. But even for those where it makes sense, PE firms have been hard to find and research -- until now.
Shelly Sun turned her health-staffing company, BrightStar Care, into a fast-growing franchise. But she almost ran out of cash along the way.
Barkley's business-plan contest award to help one lucky business owner 'get into the game.'
When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one.
With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.
Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.
Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
High-profile business leaders talk about the challenges facing entrepreneurs at a recent conference in New York.
A business born of a need to find a way to pay the rent receives funding that values the company at more than $1 billion.