Investors

Shark Tank

Why Walking Away From Offers on 'Shark Tank' Was a Great Decision for These 3 Entrepreneurs

They came, they pitched, they conquered. But these entrepreneurs had too much pride and smarts to take the shark bait.
Tech Startups

My Customers Showed Me the Door. Here's How I Won Them Back.

Five tips for translating tectonic market shifts into startup opportunity by delivering what customers want.
Closing a Business

Startup Failure Is When Your Leadership Will Be Tested Most

It's important to lead like a boss particularly when you've made the command decision to close it down.
Funding

This Online Tool Will Tell You Whether You're Ready for Funding

Even if you aren't seeking private capital, you can take an online survey to determine whether your company is well positioned for growth.
Finance

You've Raised Early-Stage Funding! Now What?

Four ways to set yourself up for success with your new high-maintenance stakeholders
Funding

Why I Turned Down $1 Million From Investors

When cash comes with strings attached, sometimes it's not worth it.
Investing

This Investor Looks for Products He Can't Live Without

Jessica Abo sits down with the president of Summit Equity Investments to learn what you can do to prepare for your next pitch.
Midwest

Where Investors Are Missing Startup Opportunities in America

It's time to stop ignoring the entrepreneurs in "flyover country."
Investors

How to Find the Right Investors for Your Business

Investing is all about relationships, and this founder wants to help you build yours.
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Won a $1 Million Bet, and It's Helping a Good Cause

The 'Oracle of Omaha' made a wager a decade ago that will finally pay off.
Funding

Is Your Company a Candidate for Outside Investment?

Taking on investors is one way to grow your business -- but before you seek funding, make sure it's the right path for you.
Ready for Anything

This Entrepreneur Explains How He Survived 150 Rejections From Investors

When funding fell apart for Sam Sisakhti, he embarked on 18 months of brutal rejections and learned invaluable lessons about himself, his business and the nature of entrepreneurship.
Investors

Investors Are Your War Partners, Not Your Beer Buddies

Read this VC's take on the founder-investor relationship.
Elevator Pitch

Watch: Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Open to Negotiation and Even Rejection

On this week's episode of 'Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch,' contestants learn that you can't always get what you want.
Success Stories

This Woman's Family Couldn't Afford a Computer. Now She Oversees a $100 Million Investment Fund.

Valery Komissarova helped launch the venture capital firm Grishin Robotics, whose co-investors include Larry Page and Richard Branson.
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