News and Articles About Financing
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.
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.