Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman

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Finance

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Growth Strategies

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
Starting a Business

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
Starting a Business

The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash

A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing.

Green Pharma

Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana.
Growth Strategies

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
Ready For Anything

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
Small Business Heroes

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
Starting a Business

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.
Finance

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Small Business Heroes

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
Finance

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Finance

Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.
Starting a Business

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
Franchises

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.