Funding

Starting a Business

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Finance

Raising Capital in Rural America

With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?
Finance

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

On peer-to-peer lending website Prosper, anonymous users raise money from anonymous investors, Kickstarter-style.
Finance

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.
Starting a Business

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis' journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.
Starting a Business

Starting a Business? Here's What You'll Be Up Against (Infographic)

From slow sales to finding funding -- a breakdown of the struggles that entrepreneurs face.

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.

How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

Vungle, a mobile advertising startup, makes trailers for apps and had investors fighting get in on the action.
Starting a Business

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.

Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

The world needs a more VCs who think like entrepreneurs -- ready to invest in the next great big idea.
Starting a Business

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
Starting a Business

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.

Betaworks Uses Creative Methods to Find and Fund the Next Big Idea

Betaworks calls itself a 'maker,' and so far they have helped build some of the social web's biggest companies including TweetDeck, Kickstarter and Tumblr.