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One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

A look at what's hot and what's not, when it comes to the industries attracting the most funding.

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.
7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.
3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure

3 Tips for Overcoming Your First Failure

Many business owners fail. It's what you do with those lessons learned that counts.
'J Curve' and Other Buzzwords Investors Don't Want to Hear

'J Curve' and Other Buzzwords Investors Don't Want to Hear

Don't hide behind jargon. Seasoned investors know B.S. when they hear it.
How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

How to Craft a Business Plan That Will Turn Investors' Heads

When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.

How to Craft a Business Plan That'll Turn Investors' Heads

A business plan is the minimum requirement you need before asking anyone for money to build your business. Here is what it should include.
3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
Impact Investing for the Rest of Us

Impact Investing for the Rest of Us

You don't have to be Bill Gates to make a difference as a social entrepreneur. Here's how Ron Cordes is using the financial empire he built to help others.
Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

For the third quarter in a row, the market for venture capital shrank, continuing a long-term trend in the industry.
Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Inventors and entrepreneurs made their case on the debut episode of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" new season, but not all of them seemed quite ready to do so.
Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.
Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

This week's upcoming 'Shark Tank' episode spotlights the importance of learning one often-overlooked overlooked skill: When to stop selling and close the deal.
Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?
How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now

How to Raise Money for Your Startup -- Now

Entrepreneur and finance expert Asheesh Advani shares his best tips for finding capital in a difficult economy.
Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

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.
Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors

Don't Be Seduced by the Wrong Investors

Quirky founder Ben Kaufman explains why the biggest money mistake is accepting funds from the wrong people. Always make sure potential investors are aligned with your business interests first.
Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup

Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup

The celebrity entrepreneur offers his advice on building successful partnerships.
How Do I Negotiate an Ownership Stake?

How Do I Negotiate an Ownership Stake?

Don't go for the big number when negotiating with investors, says serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of RadiumOne and author of 'The Dream.'
Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors

Insights: How to Enchant Potential Investors

Guy Kawasaki, author of 'Enchantment,' shares his views on the best way to win over financial backers.
How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?

How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?

Brad Feld, managing director, the Foundry Group, on the importance of choosing the right business partner before teaming up.
Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.
What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?

What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, says to attract investors, first give them a product or service that they can check out for themselves.

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