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5 Dead Simple Ways to Increase your Pitches' Open Rate

John Rampton | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
John Rampton

As a freelancer, chances are you're interested in independently pitching your services to businesses instead of dilly-dallying around, awaiting job li...

What Do Angel Investors Want? A Protégé

Footnote | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business

By Debi Kleiman, Babson College This article was produced in partnership with Babson College and was originally published on Footnote, a website that...

6 Ways Startups Can Market Their Brands Without Breaking the Bank

Kc Agu | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

If your startup is currently struggling, and you can't seem to find a way to market it on a low scale, then use these three smart awareness marketing approach I used to save my startup many years ago.

Advocacy: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we celebrate seven new grantees who advocate for a community that works for all. From Daina Zhang's project to ...

Matthew Toren: Keep Things Lean to Keep You Focused

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Statistics suggests that 92% of startups fail.We'll dive deep into this matter with the help of entrepreneur, investor, mentor and the co-author of Small Business, Big Vision: Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right, Matthew Toren.

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Should My Startup Take Chinese Capital?

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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.

A Partnership for the Next Generation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.

The Soul of a Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we funded stories and soul around the world from Kandace Vallejo's Youth Rise Texas project that works with children of incarcerated parents, to Tracie Pouliot's Chair City Oral History project that tells the stories of a working class community in Massachusetts.

13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down Shark Tank Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.19.2016 | Money

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.

Next Tech Boom May Be Fueled By Grandpa Power

Daryl Rowland | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Daryl Rowland

Programs Provide Help For Gen-X and Boomer Entrepreneurs CLEVELAND: When we think of tech entrepreneurs, we tend to envision 20-something coders wit...

How to Get Funding: 3 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Close Deals Faster

Stephen Zarrilli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Stephen Zarrilli

When everyone's on the same page, investors can better identify companies in which they have interest, and entrepreneurs can more quickly raise the capital they need to grow their business.

Risky or Rewarding? Entrepreneurs Speak Up About 401(k) Funding

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Using your savings to start up a new company can be risky. You could end up losing big if your bet on your company doesn't pay off.

Major Milestone For Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Small Business

Crowdfunding has officially gone mainstream. AngelList, a two-year-old social network that connects startups with investors, announced Wednesday th...

What Will Fuel The Next Startup Boom?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Those with access to capital are three times more likely to plan on starting a business than those without access and that has a big affect on startup...

The Best $750 I Ever Spent Bootstrapping My Startup: One Plane Ticket West

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

It was Friday and it had been a long week. I was back in Boston after spending the last two weeks in Palo Alto, participating in the Facebook Fund program (fbFund).

Startup Evisors Bets On E-Advice

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business

By Deborah L. Cohen CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a student at top U.S. universities, Norwegian entrepreneur Fredrik Maro quickly learned it's...

Nate C. Hindman

A Social Network That Connects Startups With Investors | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business

Venture capitalists may invest in innovation. But within the venture-capital industry itself, innovation is rare. There are signs, however, that t...

Bill Randall, Asian Agri Capital: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Finding An Angel Investor: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

So you have a great business but can't find enough money to take it to the next level? And you just know that if you found someone with good intention...