Raising Capital

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success
Ready To Launch

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success

You don't need a lot of money upfront to build up a startup. Here's why.
Martin Zwilling
Everyone Pays to Raise Money
Raising Capital

Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Scott Shane
The 9 Advantages of Franchising
Franchises

The 9 Advantages of Franchising

Is franchising right for you? Get the skinny on the nine things franchising offers that may benefit your business.
Mark Siebert
Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
Ravin Gandhi
Airbnb Reportedly Raises Another $100 Million in Funding
Airbnb

Airbnb Reportedly Raises Another $100 Million in Funding

The home-sharing startup expects to be profitable in 2016, a source says.
5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital
Pitching Investors

5 Wrong Answers When Pitching Investors for Capital

If you don't know each and every detail of your business, why would an investor want to work with you?
Richard Maclean
5 Rules for Closing the Deal With Investors
Starting a Business

5 Rules for Closing the Deal With Investors

Don't underestimate how much you will need and don't overestimate how soon there will revenue.
Michael L. F. Slavin
7 Tips For Businesses Looking for EB-5 Funding
Raising Capital

7 Tips For Businesses Looking for EB-5 Funding

The EB-5 program paves foreign investors a path to U.S. citizenship when they invest in American job-creating projects.
Shai Zamanian and Preeya Malik
How Much Does a Person Typically Donate to a Kickstarter Campaign? Here's Your Answer.
Kickstarter

How Much Does a Person Typically Donate to a Kickstarter Campaign? Here's Your Answer.

The crowdfunding giant, which has seen more than $2 billion in donations to projects on its platform, released a slew of data about user activity.
Catherine Clifford
Raising Money? Kick High When Pitching Venture Capitalists.
Raising Capital

Raising Money? Kick High When Pitching Venture Capitalists.

This VC says look to Bruce Lee -- be creative, humble and even risky to get noticed by a potential investor.
Jonathon Triest
Raising Money to Support a Great Idea? Consider Forming an Advisory Board.
Raising Capital

Raising Money to Support a Great Idea? Consider Forming an Advisory Board.

The right group of advisers can help streamline a plan to get your hot new product to the right markets.
Micah Johnson
7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources That Might Finance Your Startup
Funding

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources That Might Finance Your Startup

Have you looked into these? Be sure you do. One of them could make your dream come true.
Martin Zwilling
7 Investor Term-Sheet Demands Startups Don't Have to Fear
Raising Capital

7 Investor Term-Sheet Demands Startups Don't Have to Fear

As a founder, you need not view your investor contract as either a mystery or a a yoke around your neck.
Martin Zwilling
Inside the Smart Game of Late Fundraising Rounds
VC Funding

Inside the Smart Game of Late Fundraising Rounds

Late-stage capital is more common now. Here are 3 reasons why.