Funding

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
Growth Strategies

Using Barter to Help a Business Succeed

Fish vendor Mack Chaffin joined a bartering group to subsidize the marketing services he needed to grow his business.
Finance

Perfect Pitch: The Essentials for Investor Meetings (Infographic)

Here's a look at some of the most crucial details you'll need to convince investors to fund your startup.
Finance

5 Worst Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching Angel Investors

Here's a look at the biggest blunders and how to avoid them.
Finance

The Top 10 Angel Investor Groups

A look at the largest groups that fund startups, ranked by number of investors.