Financing

Differentiate or Die Trying: What's Next For the Alternative Lending Market
Lending

Differentiate or Die Trying: What's Next For the Alternative Lending Market

Smart organizations will find ways to engage with their customers outside of the direct sale.
Chris Myers
These 7 Big Companies Also Fancy Themselves VCs
Venture Capital

These 7 Big Companies Also Fancy Themselves VCs

From Campbell Soup Company to 7-Eleven, corporate entities are getting into the venture capital game.
Nina Zipkin
Small Banks More Likely to Give Businesses the Funds They Need, Fed Says
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Small Banks More Likely to Give Businesses the Funds They Need, Fed Says

Business owners were more positive in 2015, but cash flow and retaining good employees remain large concerns.
Nina Zipkin
A Bra Company That Uses Smartphones to Find the Right Fit Just Raised $8 Million
Bras

A Bra Company That Uses Smartphones to Find the Right Fit Just Raised $8 Million

The goal is to use technology to make the shopping experience, as well as the bras themselves, more comfortable.
Laura Entis
Why Big Brands Are Offering Big Funds to Small Businesses
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Why Big Brands Are Offering Big Funds to Small Businesses

Small businesses are cashing in from corporate loans and grants.
Michelle Goodman
7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing
Franchise Financing

7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing

Don't go to the same lender who helped you buy your house for franchise funding. Here are a few much better options.
Jared Hecht
These 8 Disciplines Define a Fundable Entrepreneur
Startup Investment

These 8 Disciplines Define a Fundable Entrepreneur

Register your intellectual property and demonstrate a customer focus early; just do these things in the right sequence.
Martin Zwilling
6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan
Small Business Loans

6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Don't have the working capital to take the next leap? There are good reasons to go into temporary debt.
Jared Hecht
10 Entrepreneurship Realities You'd Better Learn Early
Make More Happen

10 Entrepreneurship Realities You'd Better Learn Early

Don't quit your day job if you think investors will drive over the cash you need as soon as they hear about your startup.
Anna Johansson
How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring
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How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring

Money hunting with venture capitalists is like dumping cash into a sports car -- a success only for the short term.
Ray Zinn
The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players
Ask the Expert

The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players

When it comes to splitting equity it is important to create a structure that keeps all key parties properly motivated in the ebb and flow of building a startup.
Tony Conrad
The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans
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The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans

Sometimes it makes sense to take a loan at brutal interest rates. More often, it's a sign the business is failing and the time has come to cut losses.
Doug and Polly White
Turn Your Customers Into Investors
Financing

Turn Your Customers Into Investors

Ever hear of Regulation D 506c? If you're raising capital, you'll want to check it out.
Sally Outlaw
The Truth About Bridge Loans
VC

The Truth About Bridge Loans

Need a loan? Ask your investors.