Based around the dea of patronage, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists to collect monthly pledges from fans.

Funding a Business

My Favorite Patreon Profiles

How many creators today would love to have the modern equivalent of a court patron, a wealthy benefactor such as a king who supported their work as a musician, writer, or artist, while they continued to create? It sounds like an ideal situation—the artist receives enough funding to work creatively, and the patron is rewarded...

By Briana Morgaine |

17 Venture Capital Blogs You Should Be Reading

Whether or not you’re raising money for your business, getting advice from venture capitalists can be invaluable. But, getting in the doors of a Sand Hill Road VC in Silicon Valley can be an incredibly difficult undertaking. Fortunately, many of the top VCs share their thoughts on their blogs and are full of advice for...

By Noah Parsons |

8 Quick Tips on How to Establish Business Credit and Get Financing

Have you ever been denied for business financing? If so, you’re not alone. More than 50% of small business owners who apply for financing get nothing. Personal and business credit scores are the primary cause for denial. If you haven’t taken the time to establish strong business credit, now is the time to start. I...

By Levi King |

The 10 Best Side Businesses to Fund Your Startup (Plus One Unexpected Suggestion)

This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide” – a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! So, you have a great idea for a new business? The thing is, getting started isn’t as straightforward as some people make it sound. What if you need a little...

By Briana Morgaine |

How Technology Can Help Your Business Get Funded

As a startup founder, your financial situation and getting your ideas funded are likely at the forefront of your mind much of the time. In fact, raising capital can be one of the most difficult tasks that any entrepreneur has to accomplish—it takes time, intelligence, creativity, and yes, a little bit of luck. However, there...

By Owen Andrew |

How to Fine-tune Your Small Business Finances—from Funding to Growth [Webinar Recap]

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner with questions about funding your small business? Maybe you are wondering which metrics to track, or whether or not you should take out a loan for your business. If so, stick around—in this webinar, we featured a panel of experts to answer questions about funding your small...

By Jonathan Michael |

3 Hurdles to Getting a Bank Loan and How to Overcome Them

The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. While it is harder than ever for small businesses to get a bank loan, it’s not impossible. Here are three of the primary hurdles you will encounter when...

By Marc Prosser |

Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?

Are you an emerging entrepreneur with an underfunded venture? Could your business flourish with a gush of money and hype? Then, the unveiling of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed equity crowdfunding rules reveals a panacea for growing your business’s coffers. The SEC’s proposed rules (mandated by the JOBS Act of 2012) amend the Securities...

By Kali Banks |

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Based around the dea of patronage, Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows artists to collect monthly pledges from fans.