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Time to take your business to the next level? Consider these tips for raising venture capital.
A new crop of alternative lenders such as Kabbage are using software—and sometimes Facebook activity—to gauge businesses and review loan requests within minutes. But the loans can come with hefty fees.
New online funding platforms are connecting entrepreneurs with potential financial backers. But for most upstarts that use crowdfunding websites to raise capital, the results can be more mixed.
What's so problematic about funding a start-up with a credit card?
Endeavor Global, a company that supports entrepreneurs in emerging markets, is focusing on Greece. Is the nonprofit crazy for jumping into the struggling nation?
A new study shows local bank managers have much leeway when distributing loans. But that discretion isn't always beneficial for local businesses. Learn more.
First-time franchise buyers are finding it more difficult to gather money needed to get their businesses off the ground. What's happening among lenders?
Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capitalist in various projects in his home country.
Computer security specialists say “corporate account takeovers” have become increasingly common, and small businesses are especially easy prey because many lack firewalls and monitoring systems.
Choosing the right VC has become even more important in the wake of the Facebook IPO fallout.
A new survey by Citibank finds that 23 percent of small business owners have gone without pay for at least a year as they work to keep their businesses afloat in a tough economy.
While Hispanic business leaders are trying to slow a nationwide drive toward stricter regulation of payday lenders, a new model, Progreso Financiero sees itself as a home-grown remedy for the credit drought in Hispanic communities, with fairer terms and stricter lending requirements.
Small businesses in states that were hit hardest by the collapse of the housing market — including Nevada, New Mexico and Florida — are having an especially hard time getting access to the capital they need to grow and hire.
You're not pitching the upside--you're alleviating fears about downside risk. Make sure you know the difference.
A new survey from Bank of America shows that small business owners are more confident in their local economies than the national economy. And they’re looking for signs of growth in their local economies before they grow their business.
One retailer's experience raises a question that many small businesspeople are asking in times of tighter credit and uneven profits: Are bigger banks willing to deal with the risk of a smaller business in tough times?
In this era of tight money, many small businesses feel that they've been hung out to dry by traditional lenders, a new survey shows. As a result, a growing number of companies are turning to alternative sources of funding, such as merchant cash advances.
You get a salary, equity, mentors, and more. An inside look at how a San Francisco 'foundry' plans to build the next killer start-up.
To understand the challenges small businesses face in financing their businesses, it's important to understand the fundamental problems facing both lenders and borrowers and how technology can be used to solve them.
The Consumer Bankers Association will announced today a standardized lending “template” for working with franchisees that should speed up, and strengthen, the relationship between banks and franchisees.