Financing

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
Entrepreneurship

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
Business Strategy

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
Financing

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.
18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors
Financials

18 Ways to Make Your Financial Model Stand Out to Investors

Investors don't buy what they can't read.
David Teten
Venture Capital Confidence Hits Two-Year Low
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Confidence Hits Two-Year Low

The second-quarter Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index was released on Tuesday.
Ari Levy
How to Create a Budget for Your Startup
Starting a Business

How to Create a Budget for Your Startup

Failing to plan financially might mean you're unknowingly planning to fail. Learn how to develop short- and long-range plans to control your cash flow.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
4 Tips to Set You Up for Crowdfunding Success
Crowdfunding

4 Tips to Set You Up for Crowdfunding Success

For small-business owners considering alternative funding options, here are a few basic things to know about crowdfunding.
John Swanciger
Run a Better Business

7 Loan Programs Offered by the SBA

If banks turn you down for a standard loan, check out these options from the federal government.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Finances Separate
Money

Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Finances Separate

It may be tempting to go all-in on your company, but it's better to play it safe.
Steph Wagner
OK

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