Startup Financing

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What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

A look at what's hot and what's not, when it comes to the industries attracting the most funding.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.

What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

Why a good showing among two recent public offerings could bode well for fast pace startups.

How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money, Too

In starting up a social venture, your charitable mission is often clear. But impact investors want to know your organization will last. Here, 3 tips to make it happen.

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money Too

In starting up a social venture, your social mission is often clear. But impact investors want to ensure that your organization will last. Here are three tips for making everyone happy.

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.

How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side

The ties you form early will help mold you in life and in business. Here's how to keep your parents happy and on your side while you're starting up.

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.

Getting Started With Angel Investing

The large influx of cash can help launch your business, just make sure you can stay in the driver’s seat.

The Ins and Outs of IPOs

An Initial Public Offering includes advantages and disadvantages on a grand scale.

The Basics of Startup Financing

How to get your business off the ground with cash from several startup sources.

The Fundamentals of Leasing Business Equipment

Equipment leasing can help you grow your business when you are short on cash.

A Guide to Community Development Financial Institutions

If your business in an economically distressed area, this special funding source could help you find money for your business.

A Simple Guide to Microloans

Need a little cash to grow? The Small Business Administration has microloans to help.

The Ins and Outs of Asset-Based Loans

Need cash fast? It can be had -- if you're willing to put future sales on the line.

A Basic Guide to Bank-Term Loans

A business loan from the bank is one of the most traditional forms of startup funding.

Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.

The Basics of Private Loan Guarantees

Prospective investors hesitant to provide cash? Ask if they will guarantee a loan.

How to Use the Small Business Administration's 504 Loans

Government-backed financing can help you buy a new location or update your current business.

An Introduction to Royalty Financing

Don't want to allow investors to own your business? Pledge a cut in revenue instead.

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.

Getting Started With Business Incubators

If you can get in, these organizations can help turn your startup into a successful company.

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