Funding a Business

How to Get Funding for a Business

Are you considering becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own company? If so, you might be wondering how to get funding for a business in the first place. Here's a breakdown of your different funding options.

By Tim Berry |

How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Video for Your Startup

Crowdfunding can be an effective way for startups and entrepreneurs to raise funds and to test the market for new ideas, but there are a few secrets to organizing a successful crowdfunding campaign to keep in mind. Here's how to create a crowdfunding video that will help better the chances of reaching your crowdfunding goals.

By Emily Ludolf |

How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan

Starting a nonprofit is a great experience, but it also requires planning to be successful. Here's how to write a solid, effective nonprofit business plan.

By Angelique O'Rourke |

Get a Business Credit Card to Build Your Startup’s Credit

Building business credit creates more financial opportunities for your business. Banks, lenders, and other suppliers all rely on business credit reports to assess the creditworthiness of your company. Here's why having a business credit card matters.

By Jacob Lunduski |

Finished a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign? Go Straight to Amazon

Even if you've already reached your monetary goal on Kickstarter, stay focused: You’re not out of the woods yet. Here's what to do next.

By Roy Morejon |

What Is a Long-Term Interest Rate?

Long-term interest rate is the interest rate charged on long-term debt.

By Bplans Glossary |

What Is a Core Marketing Strategy?

Core marketing strategy is a statement that communicates the predominant reason to buy to a specific target market. For more on creating a marketing strategy, see How to Develop a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan.

By Bplans Glossary |

4 Pillars to Nailing Your Investor Pitch

Sometimes investment pitches don’t work out because the businesses themselves aren’t as solid as they should be. The reason? They’re missing one of these four pillars needed to win investment.

By Uzair Khan |

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