Funding Your Business

  • Explaining the Venture Capital Investing Process

    Essentially, for any new venture, the venture capital investing process is all about minimizing risks and maximizing rewards. This investing process is discussed in this article from the entrance stage to the exit stage.
    By Ksingh August 12, 2010 

  • Getting a DUNS Number: Do You Need One?

    What is a DUNS number, and as a business owner do you need one? While it’s easy to find out how to get a DUNS number, there are pros and cons to the process of obtaining one. Jean Scheid offers tips on the process and if you really need this...
    By Jean Scheid August 9, 2010 

  • Pros and Cons of Purchase Order Financing

    If bank financing is not an option you can turn to purchase order financing as a possible solution. Find out what this is and if it is really worthy of consideration.
    By nataliajones August 5, 2010 


  • How Much Is Your Startup Worth to Investors?

    Determining the value of a business to attract investors in the concept stage is very difficult. But highly subjective valuations can be made more objective by applying a few simple strategies that will make negotiations easier, more accurate and more...
    By William Busse July 31, 2010 

  • 8 Places You Can Get Funds to Start a Business

    If you are wondering about how to get funds to start a business, there are a few different methods you can try. Specifically we have found 8 which may be of help to the beginning entrepreneur.
    By W. A. Swan July 15, 2010 

  • Borrowing From Your 401K to Start a Business

    This article looks at how you can borrow from your 401K to start a business. The pros and cons of doing so are discussed.
    By Ronda Bowen July 8, 2010 


  • Preparing a Cover Letter for Angel Investors and VCs

    Attracting angel investors is a challenging undertaking. The importance of a sound business plan has been well documented, but the value of the accompanying cover letter can not be over estimated. Learn the important elements to include in the cover letter...
    By William Busse July 7, 2010 

  • About the SBA Patriot Express Loan for Veterans or Active Military

    The SBA Patriot Express loan is designed for veterans, active military, and their families to fund an existing business or startup a new business. Here, we will discuss what you need to know about the Patriot Express loan and how to get one.
    By Jean Scheid June 18, 2010 

  • Advantages of LLC over S Corp

    One advantage an LLC has over an S corp is a lessened paperwork burden. But, this is far from the only potential advantage. Entrepreneurs may want to consider choosing an LLC over an S corp structure; this allows enjoyment of benefits such as asset...
    By Stephanie Mojica June 18, 2010 

  • Venture Capital Terminology - Speaking the Language of Venture Capitalists

    This ever-growing dictionary of venture capital terms and definitions aid small businesses in understanding the VC world. Use this dictionary to help gain money, investments and capital for your small business.
    By Milawe June 1, 2010 
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