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

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.31.2015 | 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.

Have a Hot Food Company? Here Are Few Tips on Finding the Right Financing

Gary Groff | Posted 01.18.2015 | Small Business
Gary Groff

A lot of businesses think they need to bring in equity investors as soon as possible. Every business is different, but building your customer base and revenue stream is going to help you get a better equity deal.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Fun Read: How to Work With An Accountant

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

To learn how to make the most out of this relationship, Fundastic interviewed Celina Lam, a CPA with three decades of experience working with small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the Q&A.

Pay-as-You-Go Solar Financing Can Finally Eliminate the Kerosene Lamp

Victoria Arch | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Victoria Arch

Today in Africa over 600 million people live without access to electricity; that's between 60 - 65% of the continent's population. To meet basic energ...

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

Socially Conscious Cashmere (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Alex Schattner

Ever been to the cashmere farms of the Gobi Desert and thought, "I can create a symbiotic business with the herders?"

7 Questions You Need to Ask About the New Qualified Mortgage Rules

Michael Corbett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
Michael Corbett

After a tumultuous few years in the housing market, the rules are starting to change -- for the better. Here are seven frequently asked questions about the new 'qualified mortgage' rules and answers about how it affects your mortgage.

What to Do When Cash Flow Problems Threaten to Stall Growth

Gary Groff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Gary Groff

A key retailer in your space wants more of your product, and others are competing for it. But you're also sinking capital into making your product up to eight months before you'll get paid for it. How do you get the funds right now?

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.

Sustainable City Building

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

The challenge of global warming is no longer the science, or the rate of innovation, but the rate of implementation: We have the clean solutions, now let's bundle them and install them.

Film Financing With State Tax Credits

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

The most important development in film financing over the last decade is the drastic expansion of state tax credits for film production.

Financing From Advertisers and Retailers

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Be a trailblazer and try advertisers and retailers as a new source of financing.

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

Silicon Valley Investors' Advice to Young Startups

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

At Boxworks 2013, Box CFO Dylan Smith led a lively discussion with a panel of Silicon Valley investors, from newcomers The Social Capital Partnership ...

We've Won!! Oh Wait, the Game Just Started

Aron Susman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Aron Susman

One of the hardest things about building a company is knowing that you are always one fatal mistake away from your excellent idea crashing and burning in a fraction of the time it took to achieve your successes to date.

Diverse Conversations: Issues and Trends in International Higher Education Financing

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Over the last decade, there has been a worldwide shift of the burden of higher education costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students. This is much to the chagrin of parents of course.

Inside Manhattan's Real Estate Bubble: A Reality Check for Buyers...

Ron Gitter | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

As we close the books on the first six months of the year, we find ourselves in one of the most treacherous market cycles in memory.

Are Auto Lenders Gouging Minorities?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Predatory mortgage lenders aren't the only ones under fire for racial targeting -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now probing auto lenders for allegedly discriminating against Blacks and Latinos.

Kicking Kickstarter

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Now that Kickstarter has hit the awareness of the independent film community with the successful $2 million raise for Veronica Mars, it is time to pause and think through the legal consequences of using Kickstarter for both sides -- contributors and recipients.

A Look at the Dangers of On-the-Lot Financing

Drew Hendricks | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Drew Hendricks

On-the-lot financing is becoming more popular as many people with bad credit or no credit attempt to buy vehicles. However, for many, the loans that buy them a dream car turn out to be a nightmare.

Fighters vs. Arms Dealers

Andrew_Yang | Posted 05.14.2013 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

One reason the finance business is always busy is that it functions much like the arms dealer. You don't need to figure out precisely who's going to win or lose. Some fail, some succeed. If they succeed, they wind up building an army that's accomplishing something.

Box Office-Based Financing

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

In its infinite wisdom, Congress excluded box office futures from being traded on a publicly traded exchange as "commodities," putting them in a rarefied league with the only other prohibited item, namely onions, a relic of onion grower hysteria in the 1950s.

Mopping Up Sandy and Looking Ahead to 2013

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

The New York residential real estate market was on a tear throughout 2012, with an incredible crescendo during the summer. Then the storm hit, and overnight, the market quieted. So where did this force of nature leave the New York market?