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5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist
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Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
April 10, 2014 in Money
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

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How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
February 19, 2014 in Managing Cash Flow
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

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The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
February 19, 2014 in Startup Financing
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

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Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
February 18, 2014 in Startup Financing
Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

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If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
February 6, 2014 in Startup Financing
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

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Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
January 23, 2014 in Venture Capital
The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

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4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
December 10, 2013 in Financing
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

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Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
November 5, 2013 in Marketing Basics
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Basics of Home Equity Financing

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

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Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
September 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

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From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Financing

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
September 23, 2013 in Financing
The Basics of Crowdfunding

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
September 17, 2013 in Financing
The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.
September 9, 2013 in Financing
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

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Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
August 29, 2013 in Startup Financing
6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

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When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.
August 27, 2013 in Financing
New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

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The three-day Startup Phenomenon conference will focus on how communities can foster entrepreneurship.
August 16, 2013 in News and Trends
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

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A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
August 13, 2013 in Financing
Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

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Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.
August 9, 2013 in News and Trends

The Buck Stops Here: How to Make Invoicing Less Excruciating

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To take the sting out of the annoying task of invoicing, consider the tips.
July 29, 2013 in Business Management
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

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The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
July 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

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If you don't want to give up control of your business to outside investors, consider crowdfunding and bootstrapping.
July 17, 2013 in Financing

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

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When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
July 16, 2013 in Business Management
Students Funding Students: A Look at Campus-Based Investment Funds

Students Funding Students: A Look at Campus-Based Investment Funds

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In the race to find the next young entrepreneurial dynamo, VC firms are increasingly putting students in control of the selection process.
July 9, 2013 in Startup Financing

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