Alternative Financing

Work it Step-by-Step to Get a Better Business Loan

Smaller business loans are great stepping stones toward bigger, less-expensive financing in the future.

Jared Hecht

Capital-Hungry Startups Should Consider This Alternative to VCs.

Venture firms are funding fewer startups, mostly in selected places. If yours is outside the promised land that is Silicon Valley, business development companies might be your best bet for funding.

How to Finance Taking Your Startup to the Big Time

Many successful companies bootstrapped to get started but getting big almost inevitably requires funding.

Jared Hecht

3 Challenges Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

No matter the industry, these universal roadblocks require business owners to balance immediate needs with longer-range strategies.

Ryan Himmel

5 Business-Funding 'Rules' to Break

New options exist for small businesses struggling to find financing. It's easier than ever to secure funding -- if you're willing to explore uncommon avenues.

Sherry Gray

Online Small-Business Lending Is Set to Bounce Back

This year, expect a more diversified approach and better user experience to help fintech recover from a downbeat 2016.

Eyal Lifshitz

'Factoring' Family Into Account

A third-generation entrepreneur founds a fintech startup that would have made his father's small-business journey less stressful.

Eyal Lifshitz

Here's a Boring Investment You'll Find Is Exciting in Your Investment Portfolio

Business development companies provide financing to small and mid-sized businesses and provide a steady yield for growth investors.

Chris Oberbeck

Why Fintech Has Failed to Supplant Big Banks - So Far

In round one, it all came down to cost of capital, but soon a second wave of fintech firms will properly exploit their technological advantage.

Toby Russell

How Silicon Valley is Changing the Fintech Space

FinTech companies are generally startups founded to disrupt established financial systems.

Evan Singer

3 Commonly Overlooked Ways Business Owners Can Raise Funds

You could get just the injection of cash you need through grant support, business development companies or online lenders.

Chris Oberbeck

Online Lending Means the Bank's 'No' is Not the Last Word Any More

Online lending has become a legitimate alternative for small-business owners looking to secure financing.

Jared Hecht