Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman

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Finance

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions
Growth Strategies

Using Barter to Help a Business Succeed

Fish vendor Mack Chaffin joined a bartering group to subsidize the marketing services he needed to grow his business.
Franchises

Tips for Finding a Franchise Loan

SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
Starting a Business

Starting a Business to Fund Your Startup Idea

With their dream venture as motivation, Nate Casey and his partners opened a web-consulting firm to raise capital.
Starting a Business

How to Bootstrap Your Business

Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
Starting a Business

How Winning Contests Helped a Startup Beyond the Launch

Kris Appel launched and developed her medical device company using the cash and services she won in business plan competitions
Finance

Financing a Second Startup on Cash Flow of Your First

With the success of one startup, Kiha Lee financed another.
Finance

Crowdfunding Case Study: How appbackr Worked for Popvox

Within two months of posting their app in the appbackr marketplace, Popvox had raised the five figures needed to get its mobile project off the ground.
Starting a Business

Digital Agency Launches its Own Successful Mobile App

Two co-workers convinced their boss to nurture a location-based app in-house.

Go Union: How I Got My Funding

Gary Hicks, president and CEO of SkillSniper.com, describes how he secured financing from a credit union to launch his job-hunting site.
Starting a Business

Direct Sales: Golden Opportunity or Hype?

Selling door-to-door can be big business. We explore the pros and cons.
Growth Strategies

How to Launch a Business Abroad

Thinking of becoming an entrepreneurial expat? Here's what you need to know.
Starting a Business

Crowdsourcing: Opportunity or Time Suck?

As the trend continues to gain momentum, some entrepreneurial freelancers have learned to stand out.
Starting a Business

Crowdsourcing: Opportunity or Time Suck?

As the trend continues to gain momentum, some entrepreneurial freelancers have learned to stand out.
Growth Strategies

Plan Your Exit Strategy

A guide to building an exit strategy into your business from the start.