Will Legislators Loosen Loans For Latte Machines?

Will Legislators Loosen Loans For Latte Machines? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Raising Capital
From http://blogs.openforum.com 3970 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 5, 2008 7:15 am
Will existing franchise owners be able to get loans to add equipment and grow??? Read More

US entrepreneurs turn to microfinance

US entrepreneurs turn to microfinance - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 3984 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 21, 2008 9:36 pm
It looks like US entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to microloans as banks tighten lending standards. To be sure, microlending is a tiny, tiny piece of small business credit in the US. Microlenders tend to be small nonprofits, and all their loans combined probably wouldn't be a blip on the portfolios of one of the big banks. That said, ther Read More
There is start-up and expansion capital available to veterans through the little known, Patriot Express Loan. Club E and the eFactory, created by serial entrepreneur Peter J. Burns, III will host the unique program of pairing eligible veterans with select entrepreneurial ventures from the ranks of Club E to successfully fund and launch new enterpri Read More

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 4008 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 12:31 am
How are the credit markets affecting small businesses in the United States. To try to get some statistical data to answer their questions, the author decided to take a look at peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending gets at part of the effect of the credit markets on small businesses because some entrepreneurs borrow money from other individual Read More

Europe Feels The Venture Capital Chill

Europe Feels The Venture Capital Chill - http://bizbox.slate.com Avatar Posted by BizBox under Raising Capital
From http://bizbox.slate.com 4038 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 29, 2008 1:57 pm
Is there any good news in the dismal data on European venture capital? Read More

Credit-card companies targeting small businesses

Credit-card companies targeting small businesses - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4051 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 18, 2008 3:55 pm
Small business is becoming big business for credit-card issuers. With the consumer market saturated, card issuers and banks are expanding their credit-card offerings for small businesses in a bid to get in on what they see as an untapped market. Estimates vary, but American Express says only about 14% of the more than $2 trillion small business Read More

Venture Financing With a Mission Beyond Profit

Venture Financing With a Mission Beyond Profit - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4070 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 29, 2008 9:33 pm
CITIES have long offered tax incentives to encourage companies to stay and newcomers to relocate. But another option is gaining currency in old manufacturing cities looking to prop up their struggling economies — homegrown nonprofit groups that nurture new businesses from the ground up. Skip to next paragraph One of the more innovative of thes Read More

Small Business Funding Boost

Small Business Funding Boost - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4079 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 19, 2008 11:17 pm
The Senate has approved an extra $107 million in funding for federal small-business programs overseen by the Small Business Administration. A bill passed late last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee boosts funding for some of the agency's core programs by as much as 50%, including more resources for women, veterans and native American Read More

How to pick up a Venture Capitalist

How to pick up a Venture Capitalist - http://www.sun.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.sun.com 4127 days ago
Made Hot by: tcamba on May 31, 2008 1:47 pm
Many entrepreneurs ask Guy Kawasaki what is the best way to open a pitch to potential investors. Here he answers that question, but also tells you the ten worst opening lines that you can use. Read More

Why Raising VC Funding Does Not Equal Success

Why Raising VC Funding Does Not Equal Success - http://onstartups.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Raising Capital
From http://onstartups.com 4136 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 23, 2008 6:56 pm
Getting a round of funding from venture capitalists is not really "success". Sure, it demonstrates that some really smart people think the opportunity is big enough to invest money in it, but it's not success. Sure, it provides some credibility that will help recruit employees, get customers and sign-up partners -- but it's not success. Read More
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