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Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

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Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
April 26, 2012 in Venture Capital
A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

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Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.
April 18, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

The JOBS Act: What You Need To Know

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President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law today. Here is a rundown of what's in it, when those provisions go into effect and how they could impact your business.
April 5, 2012 in Financing
Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

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A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.
April 4, 2012 in Startup Financing
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
March 28, 2012 in Financing
The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

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Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
March 26, 2012 in Startup Basics
Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

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After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.
March 22, 2012 in Financing
What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

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Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.
March 16, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

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Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
March 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

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One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
February 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

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Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

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Learning how to pitch investors is an invaluable skill. Avoid these blunders, which are sure to make a bad impression--and could kill the deal.
January 17, 2012 in Startup Financing
How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

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Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
December 9, 2011 in Venture Capital
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

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New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
December 9, 2011 in Venture and Angel Investors
Starting a Business to Fund Your Startup Idea

Starting a Business to Fund Your Startup Idea

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With their dream venture as motivation, Nate Casey and his partners opened a web-consulting firm to raise capital.
November 28, 2011 in Self-Financing Your Startup
Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

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Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
November 11, 2011 in Startup Financing
Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

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Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.
October 13, 2011 in Startup Basics
Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

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With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.
October 10, 2011 in Financing
Where Not to Look for Money -- And Where You're More Likely to Find It

Where Not to Look for Money -- And Where You're More Likely to Find It

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Entrepreneurs can save time and angst by looking beyond banks and other mythical sources of startup capital.
March 22, 2011 in Financing
Getting Started With Angel Investing

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.
August 17, 2010 in Angel Investors
The Ins and Outs of IPOs

The Ins and Outs of IPOs

An Initial Public Offering includes advantages and disadvantages on a grand scale.
August 4, 2010 in Financing
The Basics of Startup Financing

The Basics of Startup Financing

How to get your business off the ground with cash from several startup sources.
March 1, 2010 in Financing
The Fundamentals of Leasing Business Equipment

The Fundamentals of Leasing Business Equipment

Equipment leasing can help you grow your business when you are short on cash.
December 1, 2006 in Financing

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.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

A Simple Guide to Microloans

Need a little cash to grow? The Small Business Administration has microloans to help.
December 1, 2005 in Financing

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