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Planning for what you hope never happens can be the difference between staying open and shutting the doors for good.
Take control of your financial future.
New legislation, if passed by the Senate, would allow small businesses to issue stock shares on an accelerated schedule.
Business development companies provide financing to small and mid-sized businesses and provide a steady yield for growth investors.
Investors know those companies that are bootstrapped know how to run the business and ensure equity.
You've worked hard to build your business and fund retirement account accounts. Make sure you're putting your resources in the right directions.
Taking money from an investor before thoroughly vetting him or her is like getting married after your first date.
Appeal to interests and common ground.
David Mandelbrot believes these kinds of products will be big on the crowdfunding platform this year. He also shares his tips for successful fundraising.
The Fix Crowdfunding Act would bring rules that are more approachable for fundraising companies.
Don't gamble with your golden years.
Know who you are asking, what you are asking for and when to ask it.
If you have gift cards, presents to return or a budget that took a hit, Jessica Abo has some tips from Smart Shopping Expert, Trae Bodge.
Following a peak in 2015, investors are adjusting their priorities.
Building wealth is a matter of working consistently and managing what money you do have well. A little luck is a big help.
If you're borrowing from people you know to get your startup off the ground, check out TrustLeaf and Able. These services may help make the process easier.
Bitcoin can help cut costs by making transactions faster and easier. But there are caveats.
The elite Amex 'Black Card' gets you dates and (sometimes) unwanted attention. But those airline points may just be worth the drawbacks.
You don't have to learn the hard way. Just read what these executives did, and don't imitate them.
Consider, instead, a "virtual CFO," forecasting software or a part-timer.
Political views aside, the experts weigh in on what may come.
People are also more comfortable sharing their weight than their credit score.
There are a number of common barriers that are inherent to the startup process itself, but none are more critical than the first step: obtaining the necessary funds to begin with.
It can be a difficult subject to talk about -- but you've got to bring it up somehow.
Weigh the pros and cons of crowdfunding versus venture capital.
If you're planning to get a loan from friends or family, find out what can go wrong before money exchanges hands.
Consumers have high expectations that businesses will keep their credit card information secure.
It may seem like a small detail, but negotiating on the front end can have an exponential effect on your earnings over time.
In round one, it all came down to cost of capital, but soon a second wave of fintech firms will properly exploit their technological advantage.
Working as a consultant or freelancer in your target market gets you paid to gain greater insight for your startup's success.
If you do it in a smart, strategic way, you can save a lot of money.
Getting a loan from family or friends? Here are some tips to make the deal a success.
Women's investing power is at a historic high.
Banks and credit unions often cite "reputational risk'' as a reason for not working with cannabis businesses but research shows there is little risk they would be stigmatized.
The new federal agency that protects Americans against fraudulent financial products and practices has 679,000 complaints against 3,000 financial companies. Is yours one of them?