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Netflix Could Rally Its 34 Million Members to Uphold Net Neutrality

Netflix Could Rally Its 34 Million Members to Uphold Net Neutrality

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In a letter to investors, the streaming leader vowed to fight a ruling last week that overturned net neutrality laws. Netflix also announced its stronger-than-expected earnings.
January 23, 2014 in Legal Center
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

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In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
January 17, 2014 in Business Ideas
E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

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Oyster, which employs a business model similar to Netflix, received $14 million in its second round of financing.
January 15, 2014 in Venture Capital
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

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With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.
January 13, 2014 in Franchises
Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

Report: Chuck E. Cheese's Is on the Block

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After disappointing sales, Chuck E. Cheese's parent company is reportedly exploring a potential sale.
January 9, 2014 in Franchises
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

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You don't always need to invest a lot of capital to demonstrate traction to investors. Here is how to do it on a budget and with limited resources.
January 8, 2014 in Business Management
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

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Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
December 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

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Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
December 20, 2013 in Venture Capital
Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company

Struggling Red Lobster to Split From Parent Company

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As Red Lobster struggles, Darden is looking to sell or spin off the seafood restaurant to focus on more profitable up-and-coming chains.
December 20, 2013 in Franchises
How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

How to Prove Clean Tech is Marketable

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"Clean tech" may not be the easiest sell. But startups in the sustainable technology sector offer the next wave of discoveries with potential for big returns.
December 18, 2013 in Financing
Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
December 16, 2013 in Money

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

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When presenting to investors you will either nail it or put people to sleep. Here is what to know about making your presentation a success. .
December 13, 2013 in Starting a Business
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

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The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
December 12, 2013 in Venture Capital
SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

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The founder of the Bitcoin Investment Trust has been meeting with Wall Street players whom he says are preparing to pour vast amounts of money into the digital currency.
December 11, 2013 in News and Trends
AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO

AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO

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AMC Stubs members have the chance buy stock as the company prepares to go public, with the company reserving 110,000 shares for loyal customers.
December 11, 2013 in IPOs and DPOs
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

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With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
December 11, 2013 in Financing
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

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The very fact that investors are in front of you means they’re interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
December 9, 2013 in Financing
This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

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Westfield Group will now be the sole owner of retail space at the World Trade Center in New York City. Meanwhile, other foreign investors are snapping up the city's residential properties.
December 5, 2013 in Retail Center
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

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Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
December 4, 2013 in Profiles
How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

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Roger Ver began investing in bitcoins in 2011. Now, his investments are paying off.
December 3, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Case for an Early Buyout

The Case for an Early Buyout

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Being acquired by a bigger company early in your venture's life cycle can be a sweet deal in its own right.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

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No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
November 19, 2013 in Financing
Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

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With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
November 19, 2013 in Starting a Business

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