How to Get the Right Investor to Fund Your Startup

Time is too precious to waste trying to close a deal with the wrong investors at the wrong time. Luckily, not all investors are looking for the same thing, so it pays to know what type of investors are most interested in what your startup brings to the table.

3 Ways to Know Government Small Business Loans Are an Option for You

While the government doesn't offer direct small business loans, they do support small businesses through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

6 Keys to Proving a Viable Startup Business Model

How do you convince investors that your business model will really work, before you have a revenue stream that exceeds your expenses? Even if you are bootstrapping your business, and you are the only investor, you should be asking yourself the same question.

Crowdfunding: A Roar from a Young Lion

Can you imagine having 300 shareholders? With recent legislation and new portals on the Web, it's entirely possible, perhaps for the first time for small businesses.

Starting Up on a Shoestring Budget? The Key is Niche Marketing.

In combining two concepts close to her heart—dressing women well for little money and collaborative consumption—Tracy DiNunzio has built a successful, sustainable and innovative business.

8 Guidelines for Friends and Family Startup Funding

Friends and family will likely not expect the same level of sophistication on the business model and financials as a professional investor, but they do expect to see certain things. Here is a summary of some key items to think about as an entrepreneur before approaching friends, family, or even fools.

Why Tax Breaks Could Be the Key to Startup Success

Caps often limit how much entrepreneurs can deduct in a year, and every dollar counts in the startup space. If the following tax-break options were available, many more startups could survive the competitive entrepreneurial landscape.

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Financing Their First Startup

For entrepreneurs starting a small business for the first time, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the funding options available....

Where Startups Get Their Money

Angel investors generally focus on seed money—early investment for startups at early stages of growth—for amounts less than $1 million.

3 Ways to Save Time and Money Looking for Startup Loans

Finding loans to start a business can be time consuming and costly if you are not careful. While it does not usually actually cost anything to apply for a loan moneywise, it does cost time, and time is money.

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