Access to Capital

Finance

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
Leadership

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
Finance

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
Starting a Business

Proposed Rules for Private-Stock Sale Advertising Delayed

The Securities and Exchange Commission pushes back its release of proposed rules on advertising private stock sales.
Finance

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.
Finance

4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

It is highly likely that you'll be asked to sign a personal guarantee to get a bank loan. Before you do, make sure you are getting the best terms possible.
Starting a Business

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.
Finance

Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Small business loans contracted last year, while large businesses secured more dollars, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.
Finance

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
Finance

SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
Starting a Business

9 Things Startups Must Know Before Approaching Lenders

These steps will put you ahead of the game before you start, and increase your chances of securing funds for your small business.
Starting a Business

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Finance

Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Southeastern states have a particularly high percentage of small businesses being hamstrung by tight credit conditions.