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Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem

Here are the key factors for building an entrepreneurship community in your town.

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.

Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.

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

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.

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.

Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?

Some entrepreneurs find themselves in the right place at the right time. In business, as in anything, some people have all the luck.

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.

Meet the 22-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Behind a File-Sharing Service With $1 Million in VC

A free file-sharing site attracts users with its drag-and-drop simplicity and universal platform

How to Sell Shares Without Going Public

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket offer a less costly avenue for raising money from investors than an IPO.

For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For those interested in catering to Chinese customers, it helps to have ties to America.

What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2012

New York investors make predictions as to which sectors will receive funding in the coming year.

Live Chat with Shark Tank's Daymond John

One of the sharks from ABC's hit entrepreneur reality show answers your questions about pitching, investing and what it's like in the shark tank.

Six Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Seeking Venture Capital

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.

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.

Top Sources of Small-Business Financing in 2012

The lending market for small businesses cratered during the recession and has been on a jagged path of recovery. To help fill the void, entrepreneurs are finding alternative financing sources.

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.

How Entrepreneurs with Social Vision Secured Venture Capital

VCs help sharpen Warby Parker's focus on the eyeglass industry.

The State of Venture Capital in 2012

For young companies looking for venture investments in the New Year, finding capital may be daunting but not impossible.

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.

Targeting the 'It Girl' Customer

The co-founders of Rent the Runway outline five strategies they've used to build a high-tech fashion company.

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
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