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Raising Capital

Raising Capital

The 3 Big Things VCs Look For When Funding Startups

VCs don't want to miss out, but they need to know the investment is worth it.
Raising Capital

When Raising Capital For Your Business, Bigger Checks Are Not Always Better

For lots of smaller businesses, bootstrapping and micro-VC might be a better option.
Pitching Investors

How This Tampon Company Overcame Investor Knowledge Gaps and Raised $11.2 Million

The founders of LOLA made a list of every question investors might ask and added it as a slide to their pitch deck.
Raising Capital

How to Bleed Your Friends Dry for Your Business -- and Still Remain Friends

Family and friends might be your only option for funds. Here are some tips on how to best go about it.
Venture Capital

5 Ways Venture Capital Can Steal Your Dream

Many entrepreneurs chase VC funding, but the ones who fail to get it may be better off than those who do.
Crowdfunding

Consider Crowdfunding at Your Own Peril

Weigh the pros and cons of crowdfunding versus venture capital.
Raising Capital

The Basics of Borrowing From Friends and Family

Getting a loan from family or friends? Here are some tips to make the deal a success.
Raising Capital

The 5 Cs of Qualifying for an SBA Business Loan

Discover the five factors that banks analyze to determine whether to approve your small-business loan application.
Raising Capital

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Before you even fill out a loan application, here's the key information you need to know about small-business loans.
Raising Capital

The Number One Reason Banks Deny Loans to Many Small Business Owners

Why your business credit score is the make-it-or-break-it factor when it comes to small-business lending
Raising Capital

Busting the 5 Myths About Small Business Lending

Don't miss out on opportunities to secure funding for your business due to false information.
Raising Capital

Seeking Startup Capital? Ask Your Family and Friends.

Recent studies reveal the most popular ways in which entrepreneurs are financing their new businesses.
Crowdfunding

5 Essentials for Your Crowdfunding Project to Succeed

Lots of good projects flop as crowdfunding projects, not because the idea was bad but because the funding campaign was poorly executed.
Tesla

Tesla Turns Profit, Musk Says No New Capital Needed for Model 3

Musk told analysts the company's current plan 'does not require any capital raise for the Model 3 at all.'
Raising Capital

8 Signs Your Business Doesn't Need to Raise Capital

Find out how much funding your new business really needs.