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Lessons to Learn From the ‘Shark Tank’

Here's how one successful entrepreneur received an investment

By the time Tim Talley, founder of Rochester, NY-based U-Lace appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank,…

By Alan Hughes

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How To Write A Grant Proposal

Here are some winning tips to help you secure money for your nonprofit or small business

Most funding institutions don’t provide grants to individuals who will use the proceeds to start…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stumped by Sharks

Every entrepreneur should be able to answer these questions

Entrepreneurs should be aware of some of the information potential investors are looking for and…

By Alan Hughes

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Are You Really Ready for Outside Investment?

Ask yourself these 7 questions before looking to raise capital

“The first thing is asking yourself, ‘Are you really, really ready to raise money?’”

By Alan Hughes

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Which Form of Financing is Right for your Business?

Equity, debt and hybrids all have their pros and cons

“The first thing to keep in mind is which is going to make you more…

By Alan Hughes

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How a Business Loan Could Be Affected by Your Social Media Activity

This banker shares some insight on applying for a business loan

Your social media presence is something that some bankers are paying attention to, which may…

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Free Money? The Top 10 Grants Available to Black, Minority Business Owners

There is free money available to help aspiring and established small business owners

In fact, hundreds of black and minority-owned businesses each year receive such grant funding from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA’s New Head Expected to Increase Access to Capital for Minorities

Senate confirmed appointee says "this is not your grandfather's SBA"

That will be the charge of the SBA’s new Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

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Is Peer-to-Peer Financing Right for You?

Major personal lending company expands into small business space

Bank loans have for years been a challenge to obtain and become all but impossible…

By Alan Hughes

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Small Business Lending Is On The Rise

Banks have loosened their grip, making it easier for business owners to get loans and credit line increases

Banks haven’t eased up to the lending of pre-recession years, especially when it comes to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Angel Investors Seek Women-Owned Startups

Pipeline Fellowship trains and connects diverse group of women to help fund female entrepreneurs

The number of African-American women-owned businesses in 2013 was estimated at 1.1 million,

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Swimming in the “Shark Tank” Helped this Entrepreneur Land Financing

How an entrepreneur benefited from pitching investors on a TV show

New York City-based Kane & Couture’s product lines include collars, harnesses, leashes, apparel, carriers and…

By Alan Hughes

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Federal Assistance May Be on the Way in 2014 for Startups and Small Companies

Senate bill provides greater access to loans and investment capital

Will it finally pass?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What to Know Before Applying for a Small Business Loan

Here's what business lenders look for before approving a loan

Community banks are lending. They never stopped lending through the financial crisis

By Alan Hughes

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Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Reservists Eligible to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans

Small businesses can apply for a Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)

Low interest loans of $50,000 or less are available to eligible small businesses if the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Picking an accountant

SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Discusses How to Pick an Accountant

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains how to pick an accountant for your small business

How to pick an accountant for your small business

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBU Expert Melinda Emerson Talks Crowdfunding Success

Join Melinda on SBU as she explains the 7 key steps you need to take to make your crowdfunding campaign a success

Have you ever created a crowdfunding campaign?

By C. Daniel Baker

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

7 Key Elements to A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding can be an effective tool for raising money for your business

This tool can be effective in jumpstarting your business

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Most Popular Options Used to Finance a Startup

These are the more common ways entrepreneurs are accessing cash to launch their enterprises

Methods like these can get your business the cashflow it needs

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Rejected For a Business Bank Loan…Now What?

Currently about 60% of small businesses will be denied a bank loan

Small businesses need access to working capital to grow. But how can they obtain this…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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