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6 Funding Options for Young Businesses

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

A lot of budding entrepreneurs have asked us how they can raise capital for their new businesses. The answer is it's extremely hard . Investors/lenders rarely fund companies at this stage -- however, there are other options.

The Missing Link in the State of the Union Address

Joan Michelson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I applaud President Obama's support for women to "live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace..." and for the Equal Pay Act. But we need to go way beyond being "free from discrimination."

Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.

Innovation Requires Risk, but... Government Risk?

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

The lesson that seems to be lost on Capitol Hill these days is that it's not about investing in winners. It's about hedging bets by investing in a number of innovative technologies knowing that some will thrive and others will lead to new ones that thrive.

Grant Scams Abound -- But There Are Billions Available From The Federal Government for Technical Research and Development

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.

Venture Capital: Innovation, or Big Business in Disguise?

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Is venture capital new, innovative small business, or just big business disguised?

Obama is Selling the Small Business Administration to the Venture Capital Industry

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm going to sound the alarm on the latest threat to federal small business contracting programs: Obama is going to support legislation that will allow the venture capital industry to dominate them.

Senate Committee Votes to Give Government Small Business Contracts to Billionaire Venture Capitalists

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Petaluma, Calif. - Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship passed S. 3362, the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2008. T...