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Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

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Let's face it, Silicon Valley is still the mecca for startups, and every other city is playing catch up.
May 17, 2013 in Startup Financing

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
May 16, 2013 in Financing
NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

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In his new book, angel investor Brian Cohen talks about the importance of getting smart money for your startup.
May 15, 2013 in Financing
Photos: How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

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Before you pack your bags and head off to Silicon Valley, check out how the top startup ecosystems rank when it comes to ease of starting a business.
May 14, 2013 in Startup Financing

How One Young Entrepreneur Wants to Transform the Great Outdoors With 'Glamping'

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David Troya's startup wants to take camping to the next level with treehouses, yurts and teepees.
May 6, 2013 in Starting a Business
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

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Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
May 4, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

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The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.
May 2, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

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During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
May 1, 2013 in Startup Financing
Photos: The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

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A new report ranks the top cities for startups based on lending, business friendliness, hiring pool and local economy.
April 24, 2013 in Startup Basics
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

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A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
April 19, 2013 in Financing
Video: Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business GrowthPlay Video

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business Growth (Video)

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The video-game pioneer recounts his startup story, pointing out common pitfalls of aspiring entrepreneurs.
April 16, 2013 in Growth Strategies
NYC Venture Fellows Program Mentors Startups on the Fast Track

NYC Venture Fellows Program Mentors Startups on the Fast Track

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Since 2011, a competitive fellowship program has been providing early-stage startup founders in New York City with the contacts and knowledge they need to succeed.
March 28, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

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Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
February 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

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You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.
February 18, 2013 in Startup Financing
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

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Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
February 5, 2013 in Startup Financing
Raising Capital in Rural America

Raising Capital in Rural America

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With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
January 22, 2013 in Financing
Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

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What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.
January 15, 2013 in Financing
Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

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On peer-to-peer lending website Prosper, anonymous users raise money from anonymous investors, Kickstarter-style.
January 7, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

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Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.
January 1, 2013 in Venture Capital
Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

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Mark Peter Davis' journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.
December 13, 2012 in Starting a Business
Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

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From slow sales to finding funding -- a breakdown of the struggles that entrepreneurs face.
December 4, 2012 in Startup Basics
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

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A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
November 26, 2012 in Startup Financing
How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

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Vungle, a mobile advertising startup, makes trailers for apps and had investors fighting get in on the action.
November 5, 2012 in Venture Capital

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

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Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.
October 24, 2012 in Startup Basics
Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

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The world needs a more VCs who think like entrepreneurs -- ready to invest in the next great big idea.
October 23, 2012 in Financing

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