You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who can help your business get off the ground. Take a cue from Aristotle and try this pitch technique.

Funding a Business

Give the Best Elevator Pitch Ever With a 3,000-Year-Old Technique

You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who could help your business get off the ground. What do you say? Take a cue from Aristotle, and try this persuasive speech technique.

By Jay Heinrichs |

How to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Control

Private equity can be the infusion of cash you need to get your startup off the ground—but you run the risk of losing control of your business. Here's how to prevent this from happening.

By Rich McIver |

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

A great elevator speech can spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation—and maybe even a partnership or funding opportunity.

By Noah Parsons |

Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

Female founders have a hard time securing venture capital. Is the landscape improving—and why is VC funding so hard for women to get in the first place?

By Briana Morgaine |

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

Venture capital has always been elusive, but some say now more than ever. Is getting VC funding even possible? Let's find out.

By Bruce Hakutizwi |

4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

Venture capital funding sounds like a dream come true—but is it right for your business? Here are 4 reasons why you might not want to consider VC funding.

By Marc Prosser |

Why Small Community Lenders Have Your Back

Are you wondering how to get a bank loan for your small business? If you're in the process of seeking funding, you may want to look to smaller community lenders for your loan.

By Anthony Price |

You’ve Got Funding: 5 Things to Do With the Money Right Away

So, you finally secured funding for your small business—now what? Here's where to spend your money (and where to avoid wasting your hard-earned funds).

By Megan Totka |

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You've just unexpectedly bumped into a major investor who can help your business get off the ground. Take a cue from Aristotle and try this pitch technique.