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Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014
Venture Capital

Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.
Catherine Clifford
Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act
Startup Financing

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.
Michelle Goodman
7 Illusions to Shed in the First 100 Days of Your Startup
Startup Basics

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

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.
Gabe Lozano
Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC
Venture Capital

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.
John Mullins
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
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