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CafeMom Mops Up $5 Million In Funding

CafeMom Mops Up $5 Million In Funding

By Doug Caverly August 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

As tradition would have it, Facebook’s for college students and LinkedIn’s for professionals.  But what about mothers?  Yes, mothers can of course be both college students and professionals, but in any case, there’s CafeMom, and for CafeMom, there’s $5 million – the social networking site just had a successful round of funding.

5 Key Components Of A Small Business Acquisition Loan

Qualifying for a small business acquisition loan can be quite an ordeal to say the least.

The Small Business Interest Rate Trap

Many owners and managers struggle to get the small business financing necessary to operate and grow.

Financing a Small Business with Little or No Capital
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Starting a business without any capital is a daunting task. How do you pay your staff?

Securing Second- and Third-Round Venture Capital Financing

Widget sales are booming – the competition is scrambling, demand is up, and the books are finally treading water. Your core management team has big ideas for the future of Widget Inc. Opportunity is abundant; but how will you fund that next big leap?

Women Entrepreneurs Guide To Financing

It’s a fact, over 66 percent of new business owners are women. And did you know that women entrepreneurs are 75 percent more successful than their male counterparts at managing and profiting with their own home based business.

Securing Second- And Third-Stage Venture Capital Financing

Widget sales are booming – the competition is scrambling, demand is up, and the books are finally treading water. Your core management team has big ideas for the future of Widget Inc. Opportunity is abundant; but how will you fund that next big leap?

Feedster Receives Venture Capital Financing

When attempting to grow a start-up into a full-fledged corporate entity, pursuing venture capital financing is obviously quite imperative. Successful financing ventures consist of selling your company’s vision.

Krispy Kreme’s $225 Million Financing

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced that its subsidiary, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, closed senior secured credit facilities aggregating $225 million…

Common Sources of Financing for Small Business

The choice of financing is an important determinant of whether a product reaches the market, or whether an existing business can survive.

Financing Your Business

Finding the capital you need to finance your business can be a confusing and complicated process. Many great ideas stumble at this stage of business building.

Business Financing – Where to get it and why you would want a SBA Loan and Seller Financing

Business financing can come in the form of conventional loans, SBA (Small Business Administration) loans, and seller financing. A combination of the three forms may be used, but SBA loans are by far the most popular. In fact, SBA loans are the primary source of capital injected into the small business community nationwide. Last year the SBA assisted small businesses with over $10 Billion Dollars of loan guaranties.

10 Simple Steps to Home-Based Transcription Business Success

I’m often asked how someone can not only establish, but also succeed as a home-based transcriptionist. This is a difficult question to answer – even after more than 14 years in the business. There are so many different factors to consider, not the least of which includes YOUR experience, training, education, skills and “homebase” (area of the country you operate from) as well as your specialty.

My first advice to you is to obtain the necessary skills from an educational program or on-the-job training. You cannot market your services and/or expect to earn a salary with inferior skills – or no skills at all.

Getting Business Financing: 8 Steps To Success

Your business can’t effectively operate, nor reach it’s full profit making potential without enough capital. Whether your business is large or small, very often, you’ll find yourself in need of such capital, from time to time. That’s why you need to know these eight steps to success:

Financing Your Home Business

So, you have a great idea for a business and, more importantly, the know-how to bring it into creation. The only thing you’re missing is the cold hard cash to get started. What are your options?

Where Credit is Due: Easy Financing for Your Home Business?

Financing is often the biggest obstacle faced by people planning a home business. Initial expenses like setting up a home office, buying equipment and advertising all require money — which, for the typical small start-up, can be in limited supply.