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Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup

Naive optimism fuels the dream of building your own company but when you launch, it is time to get real.
11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.
Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.
The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.
5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch -- a trait that could cloud your financial judgment. Here are five lessons to keep your business from becoming a cash casualty
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

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.
Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Thinking of Joining an Incubator? Check Off These 5 Things First.

Business incubators present an amazing opportunity for startup companies, as long as you have the right expectations.
10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job

The steps you must take to turn a side hustle into a full-fledged business.
5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

It's hard to pick winning investments but there are often clear signs of a losing investment.
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.
Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

Athletes today are famously well paid and far more business savvy than in years past.
The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.
This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets

This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets

ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database.
The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

With just a fraction of startups receiving venture capital financing, approach your social circles, with these five pointers in mind.
The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

While the 'average Joe' can breathe a sigh of relief that tax season is behind him, small-business owners can't do the same. To ensure entrepreneurs keep their finances on track all year around, here are seven mistakes to avoid.
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

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

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

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

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

If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

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

The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business

4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money.
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.
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