Funding

  • What Are Microloans? (And How to Tell if They’re Right for Your Business)

    … As suggested by their name, microloans are small loans tailored specifically to the needs of small businesses. Entrepreneurs use microloans for everything from startup to expansion costs — and throughout the country, hundreds of lenders and nonprofit organizations offer microloans to eligible borrowers. Not sure if microloans are right for your…

    Constant Contactin How To's- 15 readers -
  • Five Reasons to Get Business Funding for Your Blog

    … Blogging is a unique business idea in that it’s possible to start and make money from your blog without investing any money in it to begin with. However, there are some problems which could arise as a result of your not investing any money in your blog. For example, without any funding, you will need to use a free domain name and unless you’re…

    The Blog Herald- 14 readers -
  • Is Your App Idea a Million-Dollar Uber or a Zero-Dollar Dud?

    … template designs simple and cheap–or even free if you’re still in school; how cool is that? The real challenge comes when you get ambitious. When you have a big idea with the potential to disrupt an industry. When you want to build Uber, or Hulu, or Tinder. An idea no one has ever seen before. That’s going to cost you. Angel investor Jason Calacanis…

    AllFacebookin Google Facebook- 32 readers -
  • How to Tell If a Government Grant Offer Is a Scam

    …. Also, some agencies like National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department participate in the Small Business Innovation Research program, which helps companies research tech innovations for possible commercialization in areas that are of interest to these agencies. At the state/county level, there are many financial assistance programs…

    Hal Shelton/ Constant Contact- 22 readers -
  • #SFSW16: What VCs Are Looking For in Local Startups

    … The pace for venture capital funding has slowed and deals that once took days to close now take months, but Hunter Walk (Partner, Homebrew VC) and Eric Feng (General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers) say it’s still an exciting time to be involved in local tech. “I think about it more as what innovations are in the front half…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 17 readers -
  • VCs Share 7 Strategies for Hyperlocal Startups Looking to Raise Money

    … The ideas are there. The technology is there. What the founders of early-stage hyperlocal startups really need to succeed in the year 2016 is cash. As access to venture capital funding softens within the startup community, it’s becoming even more important for hyperlocal firms—with products used by merchants or consumers in well-defined…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • Earny iOS App Gets You Money Back When Prices Drop on Past Purchases

    … connect Earny to their email account, the app will track their purchases through email receipts. Once an item is tracked, the app will monitor price changes on the item, and will automatically file a refund claim if the price drops and the user is eligible for a refund. Refunds are processed back to the user’s original payment method…

    AllTwitter- 10 readers -
  • Cyberpost Launches Virtual Mailbox App on iOS, Android

    … Cyberpost has announced the launch of its iOS and Android app, which looks to give businesses a new way to communicate with their target audiences. The app gives each user a virtual mailbox to receive offers and promotions, which is linked to their physical address. Cyberpost was designed to prevent consumers from receiving ‘junk mail…

    AllFacebookin EMail- 18 readers -
  • What Small Businesses Need to Know About Online Loans

    … Editor’s Note: This is a contributed post from Kabbage. Kabbage helps small businesses get the funding they need to grow with fast, online financing. Find out more here. Access to business funding and online loans is a crucial component for small business survival. This is true whether you are just starting out, experiencing growth in a slow…

    Constant Contact- 16 readers -
  • First Snapchat Network Naritiv Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

    … release: Naritiv created the industry standard for branded Snapchat content, and is responsible for helping brands go from zero to millions of views on the social platform in a matter of weeks. Their expertise in creating the best content on Snapchat will become increasingly crucial this year as brands try to develop deeper connections with consumers…

    Justin Lafferty/ Inside Facebook- 17 readers -
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