A couple of weeks ago, I met a local entrepreneur who is raising money for her new company. I connected her to a micro venture capitalist (VC) out in California who offered to invest at a pre-money valuation of $1.5 million. She turned down the offer to try to raise capital at a $2.9 million valuat Read More
A few weeks ago I was pitched for investment by two companies. Both had ideas that would measure industrial companies’ release of environmental contaminants into the air and water. One company said their product was necessary because we need to save the environment for future generations. The other Read More
Recent developments have enabled businesses with bad credit to obtain financing. Here are 6 options you can explore to get the money you want to grow business. Read More
If you’re looking for a private equity firm, venture or angel capitalist to fund your business, what are your options? Below are some tips for identifying the right fit for your needs and taking those important first steps. Read More
Big banks have long been accused of turning a blind eye to small businesses’ credit needs, but things are changing for the better now.
According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, March 2016, the monthly analysis of more than 1,000 small business loan applications on Biz2Credit.com, l Read More
It’s tempting to start a business and dive right into the details of your product or service without considering some of the key aspects that contribute to success.

These four simple tactics will make a big difference as your company grows and probably save you a few headaches along the way. Read More
Indiegogo, the global crowdfunding platform, announces a new year-long initiative to support diversity in entrepreneurship. In celebration of last months’ International Women’s Day, the company will seek to offer extra support for women-run crowdfunding campaigns between now and March 2017. Read More
Minority businesses still struggle with credit in a way other small businesses do not, a report from global business analytics firm Experian says.
According to Experian, minority owned businesses see an average business credit score of 49.7, five points lower than other U.S. businesses.
Meanwhile Read More
Recently I ran into a little financial challenge with my business. It’s one of those exhausting hurdles that’s never fun but hopefully someday, when looking back, will be just another funny story of “remember when … ?”

In my case, I needed to raise an enormous amount of money (six-figures huge) Read More
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cracked down on data brokers for allegedly hawking sensitive personal details of unsuspecting consumers to scammers.
In a lawsuit (PDF) against LeapLab filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in 2014, the FTC charged the data broker with Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

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Dhiraj Das @linktons Brings Passion to the Web

The story of how Dhiraj Das brought Linktons.com to the Web is a reminder of how important passion becomes when … More
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