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What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?

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What the Banker Found

Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later.

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The Rise of the Virtual Classroom

Three Washington University alumni create a social-media platform for online educational resources and learn how to attract investor interest.

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The Four Keys to Raising Capital

Address these four points clearly and confidently, and your investors are likely to buy in.

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Self-Financing Your Startup

Explore these potential sources of capital for financing your business.

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SBA Loans: A Complete Guide for Small Business Owners

The SBA, or Small Business Administration, offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development. See which loan is best for...

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The World of Crowd Funding

What if total strangers gave you money to start a business and didn't even ask to be paid back? At IndieGoGo.com, they just might.

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Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds such as the New York City Entrepreneurial Fund. Are they good for your business?

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Getting Started With Angel Investing

Whether you're from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, or any other state - here's a guide to help you find angel investors for your small business...

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5 Best and Fast Small-Business Loans (Some of Which You've Never Heard of)

Need a small loan fast? We've vetted these small-business loans for you.

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Free On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Successful Business Without Outside Financing

ZipRecruiter CEO, Ian Siegel, shares his best tips for starting a business and how to get hired now in the current job market.

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From Idea to Company: The Venture Studio Way

This new model for entrepreneurship pairs founders with resources to build businesses from scratch.

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Regulation A+: The Entrepreneur-Friendly Way to Secure Capital

Reg A+ stands as an extremely attractive option because it enables a company to raise capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors. 

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This Is How Overfunding Can Kill Your Startup

It's actually more detrimental to startups than underfunding.

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This Free Service Makes It Easy to Find the Right Loan for Your Small Business

Fundera can find funding that's tailor-made for your needs.

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Equipment Financing and Leasing: What You Need to Know

Spreading out the cost of your business's equipment is one way to make it more affordable.

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8 Best Practices to Seek Funding From Friends, Family and Fools

If the people closest to you won't support you, why should investors?

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5 Tips for Veterans Thinking About Starting a Business

Military service is good preparation for the stamina and problem-solving required to be a successful entrepreneur.

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How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business

Four reasons you may need to borrow, and alternative lending options for each one.

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Reduce These 9 Startup Risks for a Better Shot at Investor Funding

Entrepreneurs can build leverage during negotiations by addressing these common causes of funders' anxieties.

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3 Reasons Why Running Out of Money Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

You'll be forced to ask the right questions to get you the right answers.

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Startups: Don't Make These 3 Financial Mistakes

How you manage your initial funds is critical, especially because many entrepreneurs use their life's savings to make the leap into independence.

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Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?

Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.

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10 Bootstrapping Tips to Help Turn Your Idea Into a Reality

The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.

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What Angel Investors Care About Most When They Make Investment Decisions

Why people are as important as products in these initial funding rounds.

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Should a Startup Ever Splurge on Logo Design?

Let's follow that question up with two more: How much money do you have in the bank, and how developed is your brand?

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10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator

If you think your company would benefit from becoming a member of one of these intense programs, go through this list first.

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How to Buy a Business With Seller Financing

A look at when seller financing makes sense and how to vet the deal.

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