Small Business and Entrepreneur
Early-stage companies are finding growing alternatives to venture capital. Companies taking advantage of the different sources of capital led to a 22.8% increase in the total amount raised by privately held life sciences companies globally in 2012 to $12.4 billion compared with the $10.1 billion raised in 2011. Although many decry the lack of funding for early-stage life sciences companies, capital is available.
Nerdwallet ranks Tulsa, Okla., as its top location for young entrepreneurs, factoring in access to capital, low living costs and low unemployment. Other top cities include Tampa, Atlanta and Seattle.
I am often asked about options to finance a start-up business. Of course
investors and bank loans are a common solution. However, a budding entrepreneur
simply might not want to bring on investors or can't secure a bank loan. For
those business builders who need to follow another path, there are many other
A young California businessman is pushing for a bill to allow California products labeled as 'Made in the USA' to be held to the lower federal standard that requires only 75 percent of a product's components to have been made in this country.
Dave Gold launched his 99 Cents Only Stores empire in Los Angeles at age 50 after mulling over the idea for over a decade. Gold died Monday at his Mid-Wilshire home from an apparent heart attack, said his son, Jeff Gold. He was 80.
It starts with a dream, but it takes a lot of late nights, hard work
and trial and error.
Jason Cohen, president of ILM Corp. in Fredericksburg, Va., will formally receive the award June 24
from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District Office.
A new training program called Startup Quest will give unemployed Northeast Florida residents with college degrees some real-life training in
turning cutting-edge research into marketable products.
The New Mexico State Investment Council has approved $10
million for Sierra Ventures of California, a Silicon Valley firm
that plans to set up a local office for investing in New Mexico startups.
Cambridge-based startup Bluetrain Mobile said today it has raised $1.53 million in seed funding led by several investors, including Polaris
Partners, Atlas Venture, Boston Seed Capital, LaunchCapital and private investors.
The Latino Coalition is presenting speakers and panelists to discuss health care, immigration and other topics of interest to the U.S. Hispanic small-business community on May 1.
President Obama offered his support for an Internet sales tax,
while eBay rounded up its troops to fight the legislation and Sen. Kelly Ayotte vowed to fight the "power grab."
Austin startup Wide Open Spaces is betting that if given the chance, hunters and anglers will become loyal social media shoppers.
Wayne Wudyka and Jeffrey Snyder, laundry barons of Michigan, want to
place rows of high-tech lockers inside every apartment building
and office complex in downtown Detroit.
Southern California is a hotbed of young and innovative companies, but venture-capital funding -- the lifeblood of startups -- has fallen sharply in the
region so far this year.