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Funding Sources for Your Nonprofit

by Angelique O'Rourke

Whether you are thinking of starting a nonprofit, or you are running a nonprofit that is looking to expand, you’re bound to have funding sources on your mind. You probably know everything there is to know about your community or cause, but making decisions about the right approach to handling nonprofit finances can be a... Read more »

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What I Learned From My Appearance on Shark Tank

by Lisa Furgison

It’s not everyday that a television producer handpicks you to appear on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” but that’s what happened to entrepreneur Kelly Costello. Costello is the founder of Puppy Cake, a company that sells boxed cake mix for dogs. It’s a lot like the do-it-yourself Betty Crocker cake mix, except the ingredients are changed... Read more »

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Business Money Is Tight Right Now, What Are My Options?

by Candice Landau

Every business has ups and downs and while many make it through, others don’t. Maybe you need money to buy inventory, to grow or even to strengthen your offering. Whatever the reason, the question is still: what are your options when you know you need a bit of extra cash on hand? Read more »

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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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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 »

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Get in on the revolution in venture funding

by Palo Alto Software

The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. If you’re not keeping up to date on innovative new ways to find funding for your business, including crowd sourcing and  Internet-based campaigns, you’re missing golden... Read more »

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Will a business plan help you raise money?

by Kristen Langham

The necessity of a business plan is a controversial topic. What is the importance of a plan? Do you only need a plan if you’re looking for investment? Or can a plan help your business succeed in the long run? Do you think a business plan will help provide you with a leg up if... Read more »

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10 Leasing Tips Every New Business and Startup Should Know

by Michael Lockwood

10 Leasing Tips Every New Business and Startup Should Know By Michael Lockwood, President of TEQlease Capital While startups and new businesses may already realize the many benefits of leasing their equipment, including conserving their cash and significant tax benefits, they also need to carefully research their equipment financing needs before signing the dotted line.... Read more »

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VC Money: If You Don’t Need it, Don’t Accept it

by Tim Berry

I like this excellent 3-minute video by Paul Kedrosky, venture capitalist, thinker, and Kauffman fellow. Here’s a summary: In “Money Game,” Kedrosky breaks down the various methods that entrepreneurs use to raise capital for new ventures, as well as the benefits–and hazards–tied to each. While entrepreneurs’ greatest source of capital is personal savings, Kedrosky says... Read more »

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Funding for Philanthropic Efforts Requires More Effort Than Normal

by Tom Cleveland

One sad fact in our capitalistic world is that funding for many worthwhile efforts is often difficult to obtain if there is not a direct profit opportunity to be had.  Non-profit’s and local community leaders need special assistance, especially in developing countries, to gain access to appropriate resources of capital devoted to their respective purposes.... Read more »

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Need Funds: What About Family and Friends?

by Susan Solovic

“I’ve got a great idea for a business, but I don’t have any money to get it started! Where can I get money from the government or find investors to help me start my business?” If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked this question, I’d be wealthy enough to establish my... Read more »

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Show Me the Money: What are my Financing Options for my Business?

by Helena Hauk

Whether you’re just getting started or have been in business for many years, every business at some time or another will need a little outside financial help. Equipment breaks down, you outgrow your space, or maybe you want to invest in infrastructure. Whatever the reason, it’s nice to know you have options when it comes... Read more »