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 4377 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 4396 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 4405 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 4453 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 4462 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

Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances"

Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances" - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 4464 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 20, 2008 7:49 pm
While most financial-services firms are floundering, those that specialize in so-called merchant cash advances are thriving. That's a mixed blessing for small business owners who increasingly are turning to these sources for quick cash: Their money can come with a high price tag. Read More

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4469 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 16, 2008 5:33 pm
The turbulent economy is exposing yet another type of credit where bankers let their guard down: small-business loans. Missed payments and losses on small-business loans are surging at banks throughout the country that were so eager to pad their profits that they essentially threw typical underwriting methods out the window. Some lenders doled Read More

Small-business owners find funding in nooks, crannies

Small-business owners find funding in nooks, crannies - http://www.chron.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.chron.com 4477 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 10:17 pm
These days, small-business owners like Metzger have to be creative about getting the money to start and expand their companies. Many are turning to nontraditional sources, such as credit unions. Increasing numbers are going to online lending sites that cut out the traditional bank middleman and to factoring companies, which buy companies' future Read More

Home equity lines of credit being frozen

Home equity lines of credit being frozen - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4497 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 16, 2008 8:57 pm
In the last 30 days, lenders have sent several hundred thousand letters advising borrowers that their home equity lines of credit are frozen. Small-business owners who use home equity lines to bridge cash-flow gaps throughout the year are also being stricken by these curbs. Read More

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding - http://www.techcrunch.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.techcrunch.com 4504 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 10, 2008 8:58 pm
From article: Despite the broader economic rumblings, it' s never been cheaper to start a company and there's still a ton of venture money out there. In fact, Ressi told me that there is so much money out there for startups that VCs are now offering to partially buy out founders' personal stakes to get deals. In effect, they are paying off the fou Read More
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