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BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.

Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

This social-discovery app co-founder may only be 20 years old, but he has the venture backing of someone twice his age. Here, we ask him to expand on his top entrepreneurial challenges and key drivers.

The Truth About Getting Funded

VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.

Entrepreneur Offers Alternatives to the High Cost of Solar Energy

OneRoof Energy wants to change the way homeowners think about solar energy, and how much it costs.

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep

Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on his Success as a Young Trep

Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.

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.

From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.

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.

How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.

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.

SnagFilms Lands Another $7 Million in VC for Indie Flicks

A look at how the startup is using technology to draw attention to independent films -- and who is funding the concept.

Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

The location app's former head of business development discusses where his next job as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz will land him.

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.

DVD Pick for Tech Startups: 'Something Ventured'

Trying to figure out how Silicon Valley really works? This documentary, recently released on DVD, offers plenty of insight into Apple, Intel and the money guys who bet on them.

What Facebook's IPO Debacle Means for Startup Funding

The disastrous Facebook initial public offering isn't likely to damp venture-capital interest in tech startups.

Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

With venture-capital investment flocking to social-media startups, who will back nascent startups innovating in such critical industries as material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices and life sciences?

What Investors Really Want to Hear in Your Pitch

A good concept is one thing, but investors are more likely to consider these three criteria -- and they can make or break your pitch

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.

Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing

Though the passage of the JOBS Act opened the doors for crowdfunding, many startups are still seeking funding from venture capital firms, according to a new study.

Silicon Valley VCs Perk Up

Inspired by new waves of technology developments and blockbuster deals, VCs are feeling better at the start of 2012.
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