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10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies
Finance

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
Entrepreneur Staff
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding
Finance

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
Catherine Clifford
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows
Finance

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Catherine Clifford
Franchises

807 Franchise Opportunities

Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities.
Tracy Stapp Herold
They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
Finance

They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Offering rewards -- iPad cases, dinner with the founders -- helps attract people interested in funding a new business. Here's a guide to fund-raising giveaways.
Sally Outlaw
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.
Finance

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
Anisha Sekar
10 Top Crowdfunding Websites
Crowdfunding

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

A look at the crowdfunding sites with the best track records that can be used to fund businesses.
Sally Outlaw
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital
Finance

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
Charles H. Green
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out
Finance

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
Michelle Goodman
Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak
Finance

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Venture capitalist Sharon Wienbar gives us the skinny on what kind of questions VCs ask and why they ask them.
Sharon Wienbar
The Basics of Home Equity Financing
Finance

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
Catherine Clifford
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?
Finance

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.
Sally Outlaw
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
Finance

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
Catherine Clifford