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Startup Financing

Startup Success Stories

Successfully Making the Jump From Employee to Entrepreneur

It took me more than one leap to land safely on the other side.
Financing

Entrepreneurs Don't See Business Financing the Way Lenders Do and It's Costing Them

Many small-business owners are stressed about cash flow because they don't understand how banks assess whether they're a good bet.
Starting a Business

What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Can Mean for Your Business

You may need funding, but the benefits of corporate incubators and accelerators may do more for your startup than the money.
Entrepreneurs

Why I Turned Down a $100,000 Deal on Shark Tank

One entrepreneur reveals how a moment of clarity led her to walk away from a life-changing offer.
Startup Financing

Joining a Pitch Fest for Business Financing

Entering a contest is a clever way to meet investors and industry bigwigs with whom you couldn't otherwise rub elbows.
Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping the Smartest Way

Working as a consultant or freelancer in your target market gets you paid to gain greater insight for your startup's success.
Marketing Strategies

4 Ways to Market Your Startup On the Cheap

Nothing spurs the imagination like bootstrapping with very little money to work with.
Crowdfunding

4 Essential Steps for a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

When you launch a crowdfunding campaign, everyone can see if you're successful or not. Make this your motivating factor.
Investing

The Benefits of Buying a 'Boring' Businesses Instead of Seeking the Next Big Thing

Boring businesses are stable and profitable, but could use some new marketing strategies to tap into additional growth.
Financing

3 Strategies for Getting Into Lending Shape

Convincing a lender of your need and viability as a business can often be the biggest hurdle.
Startup Funding

How This Entrepreneur Grew Her Online Business While Working Full Time

Find out how this entrepreneur started, runs and self-funds her e-business, all while (still!) working a full-time job
Finance

The Beauty of Bartering: A Smart Way to Start and Grow Your Business

Don't have the cash you need to pay vendors and employees? Bartering could be the answer.
Bootstrapping

3 Alternatives Better Than Raising Startup Capital From the 3 F's

Of all the burdens a startup founder bears, none is heavier than knowing family, friends and fools who believed them have their savings on the line.
Startup Basics

The Tax Break That Small Businesses Need to Know About (Infographic)

You can get a tax deduction for equipment you buy for your startup