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Entrepreneurs - A Whole Different Breed from Intrepreneurs

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Soren Petersen

Leading corporations know that "business as usual" is a deathtrap. Working a responsible sustainable business in a Red Ocean, where a product position...

Use this Checklist For Your Small Business Loan Application

Jared Hecht | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Follow our checklist's 6 steps to maximize the potential of your small business loan application, and secure the financing your business needs to flou...

Design -- The Peacock Effect of Healthy Ventures

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design-centric corporations can create an extra six and a half percent of value annually and design leaders create up to thirteen percent. So, they al...

Can the Paris Agreement be Implemented?

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 11.14.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

Can the Paris Agreement be implemented? Can individual governments agree on enough action to live up to their nationally determined commitments?

Can the Paris Agreement be Implemented?

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

That a global climate deal was struck in Paris late last year at UNFCCC COP21 was a big surprise to me. The agreement was not as strong as climate adv...

Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Growth, Better Climate and Better Lives

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

At GGGI we believe that attracting increased investment to sustainable infrastructure is essential for green growth. It is a central discussion topic ...

Financing The SDG Data Needs: What Does It Cost?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Johannes Jütting

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals by Heads of States last fall in New York, the urgent practical question is how to finance the data needs of such an ambitious and universal agenda.

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Homebuyer Education: The First Step to Buying a Home

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The purchase of a home is among the biggest financial decisions people will make in a lifetime. Taking a qualified homebuying class will do more than ...

4 Reasons Why Alternative Financing Is The New Preferred Option For SBOs

Larry Alton | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Larry Alton

The financial landscape is constantly changing. For small businesses that are strapped for cash, keeping up with these fluid trends and developments c...

Invoice Financing Isn't a One-Size-Fits-All Description. Here's Why

Jared Hecht | Posted 04.05.2017 | Business
Jared Hecht

You've done great work for a client, but they're dragging their feet when it comes time to pay. You're out the cash you need... And payroll is coming up. Or you need capital to finance your next project.

How to Prepare Your Startup for the First Round of Financing

AJ Agrawal | Posted 03.18.2017 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The majority of startups need some financing to get them off the ground. They need an injection of capital to get them over those first major hurdles. But getting ready for the first round of financing isn't easy because you have more competition than ever before.

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.22.2017 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

Should Startups Use Credit Card Financing?

Robert Harrow | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Signing up and using a small business credit card can either be a fantastic deal or a horrible investment for most startups. It will heavily depend on the company's level of preparedness when choosing their piece of plastic. This article will outline for small businesses why getting a credit card for their company may and may not make sense.

5 Reasons to Have Your Car Loan Ready Before Buying

Bob Lotich | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Bob Lotich

Why go through the trouble of getting a car loan from a bank or credit union, rather than just getting it through the dealership? It's certainly easier to let the dealership handle the financing for you, but by doing so you may be conceding too much. Here are five reasons to have your car loan ready before buying.

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

Making Government Better

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
John Roman, Ph.D.

Performance management is most effective when organizations stick to best practices in program implementation, identify rigorous outcomes, and make those outcomes the focus of the intervention. These principles may seem obvious, but they rarely guide actual performance.

8 Things You Never Knew About Debt Financing

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Murray Newlands

While you may assume the best and only route to launching and scaling up your startup is through funding from VCs or angels, or maybe even crowdfunding, there is still a lot to be said about debt financing. Yes, the money has to be paid back within a designated amount of time and often with interest.

America Supporting Entrepreneurs: Every Step of the Way

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 07.23.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

The spotlight in Kenya this week at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be on the creation of jobs, jobs and more jobs. That is both wise and overdue.

10 Best States to Get a Mortgage Loan

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.23.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states based on the local rates offered on 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) in the first quarter of 2015, weighted with the average home listing price in the state.

3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding

Mary Olushoga | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Mary Olushoga

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.

The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Kanayo F. Nwanze

April 15 is a day when millions of Americans are focused on the question of resources -- where they come from, what's going to be left over for tomorrow and what their children may expect to inherit.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.

How to Raise Capital But Preserve Your Equity: Royalty Based Crowdfunding (Interview With Arthur Lipper)

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

With nowadays technology which keeps simplifying revenue management while making crowdfunding platforms as commodities, I believe royalty based crowdfunding is set to be one of the most popular models in the next two-three years.