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What You Need to Know About Government Small-Business Grants…

The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Looking to fund your startup? Let’s take a look at something everybody dreams of: free money or, in other words, landing a grant from the federal government.   “But wait,” ...

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We'll Interview Barbara Corcoran Live. Tell Us What to …

Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » Entrepreneur hosts weekly Facebook Live events with thought leaders and innovators. Don’t miss them. Sign up here for future Facebook Live events. Barbara Corcoran famously got a $1,000 loan to start the real estate company ...

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5 Ways to Avoid Cash-Flow Log Jams…

Growth requires a lot of cash outlay, so it’s not surprising that businesses run into cash flow problems. This is especially problematic for small companies eager to make that first big score with a sale to a large firm which may routinely take as long as 120 days (or more) to pay ...

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Here's a Boring Investment You'll Find Is Exciting…

Business development companies (BDCs) have been spotlighted in the news lately, including a Barron’s report forecasting “6 BDCs that Could Issue More Stock This Year.” It seems the financial media are rallying around BDCs to tell others what many of us already knew: BDCs are a great investment.  In a ...

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Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup…

If you believe that lean startup methods lead to cheap products and companies, or that lean startup companies don’t think big, think again. The digital revolution, globalization and technology platforms have forced companies to bring products to market faster than ever to stay alive, and even behemoths such as Experian are benefiting from ...

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5 Main Reasons Banks Turn Down Small-Business Owners for Loa…

You were counting on that small business loan to help your business grow, but the bank said “no.” If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. Over the last couple of years, large banks have been reducing the amount of loans that they’re issuing to small businesses. The Wall Street Journal reports ...

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What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me…

I like to think of myself as a young man, but I guess I have a full head of grey hair now. I’ve run three different tech startups, a public company for seven years, raised a lot of money and bought and sold a number of companies. I’ve managed thousands ...

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The Number One Reason Banks Deny Loans to Many Small Busines…

Reader Resource Join Entrepreneur’s The Goal Standard Challenge and make 2017 yours. Learn more » The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes No one ever promised that the challenges to growing a small business would be minor. Entrepreneurs ...

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5 Steps to Raise Startup and Expansion Capital…

What is the one thing that stops many potential entrepreneurs from chasing their dreams? Money.  Not everyone can secure a business loan — or wants to put his or her personal assets on the line — and the majority of startups never receive a dime from VCs.  Dreams die daily ...

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