Small Business: Financing


  • For Safe-Room Makers, Tornado a Game Changer Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    Dean Dye looks over a storm shelter in a home that was destroyed by a tornado on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.

    After seeing the extensive destruction and loss of life from the Moore, Okla., tornado on Monday, Tornado Alley residents are going into prevention mode, vowing to avoid becoming victims when the next twister strikes.

  • Retroactive Tax Could Cost Entrepreneurs Millions Monday, 20 May 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Small business owner Brian Overstreet is among 2,500 California start-up founders, who are on the hook for some $120 million in retroactive taxes if the Franchise Tax Board has its way.

  • Business lessons from the Bloomberg terminal scandal Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Bloomberg's scandal offers uncomfortable lessons in how we do business in a digital era. We're also more tolerant of leaving behind our electronic data, and not calling out missteps.

  • How Slated wants to help you become a movie mogul Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Slated.com co-founders Stephan Paternot and Duncan Cork.

    Crowdfunding is helping professionals such as Zach Braff raise millions. See how one start-up is tapping into film financing's "new world order." Wanna be a movie mogul?

  • Top six questions smart investors ask start-ups Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:00 PM ET

    There are six questions smart investors should ask before putting money into a new company. If businesses have answers, it shows they have data to support their decisions.

  • Need Cash?: More Contracts for Women Entrepreneurs Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    A small change to federal rules that just went into effect means more contracts could go to women-owned small businesses, Inc. reports. See if your business qualifies.

  • Millennials Want to Donate, Save the World, Really Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Dave Boyce, customer experience officer for Fundly, a crowdfunding site for causes and nonprofits.

    In the nonprofit world, crowdfunding is becoming an effective tool for raising donations, especially among younger do-gooers. Philanthropic millennials?

  • Small Business Owners: Can I Get Some Cash, Please Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:02 PM ET

    As securing loans from large banks remains tricky, more small-business owners are turning to small banks and other nontraditional sources of capital to grow their operations.

  • Venture Capital Funding Slows in Q1: Report Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 5:56 PM ET

    Venture capital investment dollars declined in the first quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter, according to a new report. See which sectors saw notable investment declines.

  • Where America's Likely Tax Cheats Live Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.

    A new study used confidential IRS data to show clusters of potential tax cheats - including small-business owners - in five metro areas. See which red flags tip off the IRS.

  • Main St. Tax Breaks Inside Obama's Proposed Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's budget plan includes a proposed tax credit if you've hired or given a raise to workers. What small businesses would pocket from the president's proposal.

  • Why Now Is the Best Time to Be an Entrepreneur: Pro Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Ted Leonsis, GroupOn Co-CEO, Revolution Growth Fund Founder and owner of the Washington Capitals.

    With many big companies spending less, the time couldn't be better to launch a start-up, Ted Leonsis, a longtime tech executive, told CNBC.

  • Warby Parker: Cool Glasses in a New Retail Store Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Customers try on Warby Parker eyewear at the flagship store's grand opening in SOHO, New York.

    Hip start-up Warby Parker debuted its flagship, eyeglass store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Do online retailers need brick-and-mortar stores?

  • Rent a Nerd: Start-up Offers MBA Students for Hire Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

    Hourly Nerd.com is a new start-up that offers small businesses MBA students for hire by the hour. Why didn't you think of this?

  • Spooked by Uncertainty, Little Main Street Hiring Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Small-business owners' confidence fell in March — halting three months of gains, with few entrepreneurs making hiring plans. You call this a recovery?

  • Global Crowdfunding Soars as Banks Rein In Lending Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:26 PM ET
    Pebble Watches

    Crowdfunding websites helped entrepreneurs raise $2.7 billion in 2012, an 81 percent gain, a survey shows. Deals included smartwatch maker Pebble. See what's forecast for 2013.

  • Key JOBS Act Features Delayed for Small Businesses Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Crowdfunding circles are frustrated the SEC has not yet finalized rules that could potentially turbocharge the funding platform for startups and small businesses, Entrepreneur reports.

  • Don't Miss These Small-Business Tax Deductions Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    Our guest blogger Greg Jones, CEO of BookKeeping Express, a franchise, offers last-minute tips including key deductions. Are you missing out?

  • Dorms Funds for Start-Ups: So Does College Matter? Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    Venture firm First Round Capital has started the Dorm Room Fund, giving college students $500,000 to fund start-ups. Does college matter for entrepreneurs?

  • More Startups Outsource Manufacturing on US Soil Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Inc. explores five key factors to a successful manufacturing strategy, which can include specialty contract manufacturers right here at home.

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