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The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors
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.
Ricky Pelletier
5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn
Finances

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

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

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.
Peter Gasca
10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day Job
Starting a Business

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.
Nina Zipkin
5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment
Investing

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.
Murray Newlands
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly
Small Business Lending

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

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

Pitching Investments to Pro Athletes Is No Slam Dunk

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

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.
Martin Zwilling
This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets
100 Brilliant Companies

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.
Jason Ankeny
The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital
Startup Financing

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.
Jamie Pennington
The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses
Accounting

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.
Peter Karpas
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist
Venture Capital

5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
Steve Andriole