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It's Time To Grow Your Business

Richard B. Hollis | Posted 02.25.2015 | Small Business
Richard B. Hollis

When you understand your customers and satisfy their needs and you realize you can grow quicker by raising additional capital to expand, you must make the decision of how fast you want to grow and what the competitive threats are if you don't grow fast.

Three Food Concepts That Conquered Kickstarter

Ariel Kramer | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Ariel Kramer

When you read about the companies that raise money on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter they are usually mobile applications, games, or cool elect...

How to Land Funding From Your Dream VC

Amanda Slavin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

When asking for money from a VC, I think the most crucial thing to note is that VCs are humans too. Sales are a meaningful transaction between two human beings, so the only way to raise money from a VC is to make it clear in your pitch that you are offering them something of value.

Cholesterol, Unscrambled

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether adding eggs to your diet will confer benefit, harm, or neither, almost certainly depends on what you are now eating instead of eggs, and what eggs would be displacing.

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...

Advice for Startups from Top Female Angel Investors

Hank Hanna | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Hank Hanna

I'm not here to stir up controversy so I won't go into the fact that recent studies have shown that women investors have out-performed their male counterparts by a decent margin over the past few years.

Why Crowdfunding's a Good Idea

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Craig Newmark

Folks, lots of people have been doing crowdfunding campaigns lately, myself included, and they're pretty effective. In 2013 alone, crowdfunding raised about $5.1 billion worldwide.

Shaun Di Gregorio: Investors Look for Founders Who Are Very Focused

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #StartupMentor series - featuring venture capitalists and startup founders who share their advice in building successful business...

Illinois Educational Funding -- Expect Deep Cuts

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.29.2015 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Within 24 hours of Governor Bruce Rauner taking office, numerous media outlets reported on his immediate steps to rectify Illinois' dire financial situation.

How the GOP Could Support Obama's Free College Program

Kevin Price | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill once stated that the Democrats had made people so well off through the ability to pursue higher education, that they could afford to become Republicans. That is exactly why Republicans might sign up for this program as well.

Tech Startup Funding in Midwest? Cincinnati Says No Problem

Jason Grill | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

As 2015 gets underway there is no doubt that the startup sector is succeeding outside of Silicon Valley and the northeast region of the United States. Much of this growth and entrepreneur success is coming from the country's heartland.

Why 2014 Was a Groundbreaking Year in Digital Health

Rosina Samadani | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Rosina Samadani

What do we need in health care? Fewer people who get ill in the first place. When they do, they should receive better care, tailored to who they are and the specifics of their disease, delivered at a lower cost. The challenges notwithstanding, we moved a step closer to this fantastic vision for health care in 2014.

Trailblazing Women: Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO, The Grommet

Anne Ravanona | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Jules Pieri is Founder and CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. The company's Citizen Commerce ethos is reshaping how consumer products get discovered, shared, and bought.

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

How Student Loan Debt Is Affecting Women -- Beyond the Bank Account

Christie Garton | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Christie Garton

College is full of possibilities, promising a bright future, new experiences and a safe place for personal growth. But what should be an exciting jour...

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.

5 Questions To Ask Before Seeking Startup Funding

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.10.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start looking for ways to fund your startup, make sure you can answer these questions.

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...

Death by a Thousand Cuts

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

With the fall in federal grant support through NIH, fewer and fewer scientists are getting the funding they need to continue research. As a result, too many are closing their laboratory doors forever. If you think that a laboratory's closing does not affect you, think again.

Ebola -- It Didn't Have to Be This Way

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

What America, and therefore the world, got instead was the result of virulent Republican loathing of our government (except when subsidizing or protecting big business). Public funds plummeted while private funding was living down to its promise.

Founders Finding Funding From Friends May Be Fools

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In their passion to succeed, too many entrepreneurs treat friends and family investments as "low-hanging" fruit, only to find out later, after a stumble, that the pain of lost relationships is greater than the loss of their beloved startup.

Colleges Must Learn How to Pay Their Bills

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

At many colleges, the practice is to "rob Peter to pay Paul," that is, to use the cash and credit available across all budget lines to balance the college's budget.

Engaged and Enraged People Vow to End Alzheimer's by 2020

Marie Marley | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Bea Lerner, Trish Vradenburg's mother, called at 3:00 AM one morning to complain about a strange man in her house. Trish and her husband, George, immediately went there to find only one man in the house, her husband.

If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a long and colorful history of retaliating against inmates for the exercise of their legal rights. Over the years, I have learned to expect the worst when dealing with these officials. This desensitization occurs, in the literal as well as the figurative sense.