Funding

Starting a Business

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.
Finance

The Truth About Getting Funded

VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.
Starting a Business

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
Starting a Business

Can You Turn Your Passion Into a Profitable Business?

Not all passions make for a good business. Chris Guillebeau, author of "The $100 Startup," offers insights for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to make a living doing what they love.
Starting a Business

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
Starting a Business

Forget 'Jersey Shore,' MTV Wants to Put You in the Spotlight

As shows like 'Shark Tank' and 'Undercover Boss' captivate American audiences, MTV is looking to similarly capitalize -- putting out casting calls for young treps who want to be stars.
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.
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

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
Starting a Business

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
Finance

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

More credit unions are offering business loans, and their interest rates and fees are often lower than at commercial banks. What's more, their loan officers typically have more flexibility and decision-making ability than those at larger institutions.
Finance

Where to Look to Raise Cash For Your Business

When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
Social Media

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.
Starting a Business

Could Your Business Survive Without You?

Seventy-five percent of small-business owners have no real succession plan -- a potential recipe for disaster. This entrepreneur's accidental fate tells a cautionary tale.
Finance

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions

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