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Startup Funding

Getting the right investment, at the right time is key to sucessfully starting a business. We have all the resources you need.

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Women's Tech Startup Challenge Offers Cash Grants
By Andrew Martins | February 23, 2019

An annual startup funding challenge aimed at helping women leaders branch out in the tech industry will be held in New York City this May. Hosted by Women Who Tech, the challenge offers $50,000 in...

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Survey Finds Cash-Strapped Startups Thrive
By Andrew Martins | February 16, 2019

Think you need to be flush with cash before you can start your small business? A recent survey conducted by Kabbage Inc. suggests that may not be the case.

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Study Highlights Accelerators' Use in Promoting Regional Entrepreneurs
By Andrew Martins | February 14, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy released a study on Tuesday that showcases how entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed when working with startup accelerators in their...

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How to Get Private Funding for Your Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | February 05, 2019

Private funding sources provide businesses with fast, flexible funding options.

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The Pros and Cons of Financing a Startup with Credit Cards
By Business News Daily Editor | January 30, 2019

Are you ready to put your personal finances on the line to start a new business?

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What is Consumerization of IT?
By Elizabeth Peterson | January 13, 2019

The consumerization trend represents a shift in how businesses adopt new technologies.

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How Accelerators, Incubators and Startup Collectives Drive Growth
By Matt D'Angelo | November 01, 2018

Finding the right community of entrepreneurs is key to finding success for your startup.

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Startup Financing Challenges and How to Overcome Them
By Matt D'Angelo | July 26, 2018

Finding funding is always a challenge, but by networking effectively and doing the right research, startups can connect with investors and grow.

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How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Potential Investors
By Bennett Conlin | June 21, 2018

A successful pitch to investors can be the difference between your business's failure and success.

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The 5 Fs of Crowdfunding and How to Use Them
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 07, 2018

Professor, researcher and crowdfunding expert Kristan J. Wheaton has learned a lot about campaign success through his grant program, Quickstarter. Here are his "five Fs of crowdfunding."

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Microsoft for Startups: A $500 Million Program for Entrepreneurs
By Matt D'Angelo | February 28, 2018

Microsoft's new startups program offers resources and benefits to qualified entrepreneurs around the world.

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6 Small Business Loan Myths Busted
By Adam Uzialko | January 25, 2018

Getting a small business loan can be complicated, but don't believe everything you hear about the process. Here are six small business loan myths to reconsider.

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Need a Small Business Loan? 5 Tips to Easily Obtain Financing
By Adam Uzialko | December 29, 2017

Looking to obtain financing for your small business? Here are some tips to help the process go more smoothly.

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Got a Business Loan? 4 Great Ways to Use It for Growth
By Nicole Fallon | October 19, 2017

Whether you borrowed from a bank or an alternative lender, put your business loan to good use. Here are smart ways to use startup capital for growth.

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4 Ways to Effectively Market Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
By Adam Uzialko | October 05, 2017

Equity crowdfunding is a great way to raise capital and generate interest in your startup, but a campaign's success hinges on the marketing efforts behind it.

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The State of Finance in the Legal Cannabis Industry
By Adam Uzialko | June 09, 2017

Financing in the legal cannabis industry presents unique challenges, due to a fragmented market, varying state regulations and ongoing federal prohibition.

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Borrow or Fundraise? How to Fund Your Startup
By Nicole Fallon | March 17, 2016

Should you take out a business loan or try to raise the money yourself? Finance and business experts weigh in on the best choice for you.

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5 Important Questions to Ask Before Applying For a Small Business Loan
By Business News Daily Editor | February 24, 2016

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to expand an existing one, you might need a small business loan to accomplish your business goals.

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Spend Smart: Making the Most of Your New Business Loan
By Nicole Fallon | February 23, 2016

Approved for a business loan? Here's what to do — and not to do — once you receive your funds.

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Crowdfunding for Startups: 10 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | December 31, 2015

Kickstarter isn't the only crowdfunding platform to finance a business. Here are 10 sites you can use to raise money for your startup.

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Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | October 13, 2015

Alternative lending has become a popular small business financing option, but not all non-traditional loans are good ones. Here are six warning signs to walk away.

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Bootstrapping Your Business: Tips for Self-Funding a Startup
By Nicole Fallon | October 08, 2015

Funding your own startup out of pocket can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Here's how to make it work.

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Understanding Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Types
By Elizabeth Peterson | August 12, 2015

If you're going to apply for an SBA-backed loan, first you need to understand the different types.

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Crowdsourcing Business Ideas: How to Do It
By Nicole Fallon | July 01, 2015

Crowdsourcing is often used as a means to generate funds for a small business, but what about generating ideas? Four experts share the benefits of harnessing the power of a crowd, and some tips for...

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Think About it: ROBS Good Option for Some
By Business News Daily Editor | July 01, 2015

Find the answers to these six questions before making your decision.

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10 Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Chad Brooks | October 23, 2014

Visa Small Business and America's Small Business Development Centers offer small business owners 10 tips to help guide them through the process of obtaining funding.

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Can't Get a Business Loan? A Guide to Alternative Business Financing
By Elizabeth Peterson | June 03, 2014

If your loan application doesn't get approved by the bank, don't worry; there are plenty of other places to look for funding.

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Incubators Heat Up Chances of Small Business Survival
By Ned Smith | December 16, 2011

Are they as good for businesses as they are for babies?