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Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?
Business Circle

Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?

As many entrepreneurs know, securing funding for new business ventures can be a very difficult endeavor. So, when seeking funding for your company, make sure you are prepared.
Stan Bril
Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.
Bank Loans

Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Banks are still struggling to return to the small-business market Here's what you need to know.
7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan
Business Plans

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan

If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders.
Adam Toren
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Scott Shane
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Financing

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Catherine Clifford
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.
Finance

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
Catherine Clifford
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending
Finance

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
Catherine Clifford
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Finance

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
Catherine Clifford
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever
Growth Strategies

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
Ray Hennessey
Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket
Growth Strategies

Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

How do you like odds of 1 in 9.2 quintillion? That's how likely it is to predict a flawless NCAA bracket.
Nina Zipkin
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses
Finance

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Rohit Arora
A Business Plan for the Startup Economy
Finance

A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

Access to capital is key in helping high-growth startups get off the ground and running. Here are two ways to help get them there.
Karen Mills
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