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Finance

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.
Growth Strategies

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
Finance

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.
Entrepreneurs

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
Finance

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
Finance

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
Starting a Business

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
Growth Strategies

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Angel Investor Checklist

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the Shark Tank star and angel investor shares the hard-hitting questions she asks entrepreneurs before investing in their business.
Finance

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
Starting a Business

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Starting a Business

Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
Finance

Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
Finance

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.
Marketing

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.