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Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

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

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

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.
Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

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

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

From slow sales to finding funding -- a breakdown of the struggles that entrepreneurs face.
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

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

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

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

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

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.
Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

The world needs a more VCs who think like entrepreneurs -- ready to invest in the next great big idea.
Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
Betaworks Uses Creative Methods to Find and Fund the Next Big Idea

Betaworks Uses Creative Methods to Find and Fund the Next Big Idea

Betaworks calls itself a 'maker,' and so far they have helped build some of the social web's biggest companies including TweetDeck, Kickstarter and Tumblr.
How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
The Truth About Getting Funded

The Truth About Getting Funded

VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.
The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
Can You Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business?

Can You Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business?

Not all passions make for a good business. Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup," offers insights for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to make a living doing what they love.

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.

Forget 'Jersey Shore,' MTV Wants to Put You in the Spotlight

As shows like 'Shark Tank' and 'Undercover Boss' captivate American audiences, MTV is looking to similarly capitalize -- putting out casting calls for young treps who want to be stars.

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.
3 Online Tools To Find Funding

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Microloans Make a Macro Difference

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

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.
Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.
Could Your Business Survive Without You?

Could Your Business Survive Without You?

Seventy-five percent of small-business owners have no real succession plan -- a potential recipe for disaster. This entrepreneur's accidental fate tells a cautionary tale.

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