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4 Common Loan Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If it's time to seek a business loan for your company, you're probably worried about whether or not you can actually make it happen. After all, funds have dried up significantly since 2008 and it's very challenging to secure investment from banks and many other types of lending organizations.

Should My Startup Take Chinese Capital?

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

In seeking startup funding, many entrepreneurs are now being actively pursued by Chinese investors and VCs who are eager to put their capital into U.S. companies. However, there are things to consider that may help you decide if your startup should work with Chinese investors.

Is an Emerging Patriotism Driving Good Governance in Africa? Views from Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks.

Industry-Funded Research: Conflict or Confluence?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The great public health imbroglio disclosed over recent weeks, in which widely, highly-regarded scientists were found to be running on Coca-Cola fundi...

The Art of Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "How do you fundraise?" It seems like a simple question but, in practice, asking individuals and corporations for their support is more art than science.

Should You Raise Funding for Capital-Intensive Businesses?

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
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Murray Newlands

There is no easy answer to that question because there are many factors involved in reaching a conclusion on whether funding should be raised for a capital-intensive business.

Friends of Polluters Rack Up More Dirty Votes

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

While the bill has been pulled from the floor for now, you can bet the Dirty Air Villain leadership is already on the lookout for their next opportunity to enact the Big Polluter Agenda.

Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Richard E Frye | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard E Frye

Understanding the true causes of autism, and discovering truly effective treatments that address the underlying causes that produce it, must become a national priority.

Pot Investments Versus Angel Investments: It is Time to Worry, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.

Still Gun Shy After Firearms Research Ban Lifted: What Cars Can Teach Us About Guns

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

The reduction in deaths due to motor vehicle accidents provides an instructive example of how a major public health problem related to a technological advance can be managed.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

Marijuana Investments: Massive Growth or Massive Bubble?

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

Some investors are wary of betting their chances on a product that the federal government still labels as a Schedule 1 substance. The disparate federal and state laws create an environment of uncertainty that make many investors rightfully nervous.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

How To Find Main Street Investors For Gender Diverse Companies

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Women in leadership roles are steadily increasing, and more companies are stepping up to the plate and recognizing the drastic disparity that still ex...

Funding Your Business Goals, Debt-Free

Kim Harris | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down Shark Tank Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Whatever the reason for not getting funding, appearing on Shark Tank hasn't been the end of the road for a number of companies that have persevered and thrived after their shows aired. We rounded up 13 Shark Tank companies that have gone on to bring in millions without the funding and help of a Shark.

The Lumping Problem in Startup Funding

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There's no easy solution to this problem, but understanding it can temper the expectations of wildly optimistic new entrepreneurs with misplaced notions that venture capital is ripe for the picking. If you want venture capital these days, you need to prove your worth first--and often, that means sinking or swimming by your own hand and your own finances.

International Science With the U.S. and CERN

Alice Bean | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Alice Bean

I was happy to attend the White House ceremony on May 7 to sign the agreement between the U.S. and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to renew the collaboration in particle physics and advanced computing.

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...

Challenging Dual Stereotypes: The Reality for LGBTQ AAPI Communities and How Foundations Can Help

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.

Need to Have Your Startup Funded? Here are 5 Ways

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

These five sources of funding are only a few of the ways you can come up with the capital to bring your idea to fruition. Be creative and think outside the box for ways to fund your startup -- you'll likely need funding from a combination of sources.

Sam Stein

This Scientist Wants To Solve Global Warming. He's Turned To Coupons For Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Kai Landskron is not a merchant. He doesn’t have an economics degree or a background in business, or a history of peddling or manufacturing goods. ...