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Today For The First Time in 80 Years, You Can Ask Total Strangers to Invest in Your Business

by Andrea Vedder

As of September 23, 2013, American businesses can advertise that they are raising money, and it won't be considered a crime. Read more »

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Jonathan Russell of RIDE

Starting a Nonprofit: Chapter 1 of The ‘RIDE Eugene’ Story

by Andrea Vedder

Drunk driving is a problem. But in the moment that it's most preventable—when an intoxicated person leaves a bar or restaurant to drive home in their car—there is no easy or obvious solution. That's where RIDE comes in. Read more »

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Getting Funded On Kickstarter: The MIUSA Story

by Andrea Vedder

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a non-profit organization with an idea for a product. They know they have a good idea, but because they're a non-profit, they face all the usual difficulties of launching a new product plus the particular difficulty of launching a product they don't actually intend to sell. Read more »

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Alternative funding methods for your small business

by Rob Belcher

As bank lending remained frozen following the financial crisis, alternative financial product offerings have exploded. Read more »

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Funding options for growing businesses

by Rob Belcher

Looking for funding? Lighter Capital's Rob Belcher has an overview of some of the traditional funding methods for small businesses Read more »

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The FUNDamentals: 10 Things You Need to Know About Funding Your Business

by Tim Berry

Wondering how to finance your startup? You can buy books on that topic, take courses, and hire consultants. It’s complex and it changes fast for different times, places, and financing options. But for people just looking at this question for the first time, here 10 general rules and guidelines. Warning: There are exceptions in every... Read more »

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3 Reasons Why Now is The Best Time for Women Entrepreneurs

by Katherine Mayhew

According to data from the US Census, in 2011 women received 52% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded, and 55% of all master’s degrees. That’s impressive. But, according to this infographic, only 10% of venture-funded start-ups are women-owned–and that number dips below 5% for tech start-ups. What’s going on? Sure, there are still barriers (you may... Read more »

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What Kind of Funding is Right for Your Business?

by Palo Alto Software

It’s the question that everybody starting a small business asks. Do I need outside funding or can I bootstrap my business. If I do need funding, what kind do I need, and how to I get it? Most businesses are actually financed by home equity or private savings. Attracting venture capital or angel investors is... Read more »

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How to Use Crowdsourcing to Get Funding

by Sam Mauzy

Getting a big project or business off the ground isn’t easy. There are often  startup costs that can hinder your development and slow progress to a crawl. While the typical solution to this problem is to max out the credit cards, get a loan from the bank, or find a private investor or an investment... Read more »

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5 tips to getting small business financing

by Michael Lockwood

It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. So before you approach lenders, make sure you ask yourself: how can I maximize my chances of getting credit approval? Here are five simple things you can do to up the odds of  getting your funding  approved. Demonstrate that your business generates... Read more »