Small Business

  1. Swift Capital Review: A Safe Loan for Businesses?

    In this Swift Capital review, find out how these short-term operating loans work for small businesses – and whether they're ...
  2. Michael Green on Volatility

    As a former manager at Canyon Partners and Bain Capital, Michael Green‘s approach to valuation and the macro world is rooted ...
  3. This Year's Mileage Tax Deduction

    IRS standard mileage rates for 2017 are lower than the rates for 2016. Here's how they are calculated.
  4. Airbnb

    Exotic Thai Rental: Airbnb has upended the travel industry by renting spare rooms everywhere imaginable
  5. 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Movie "Sing"

    Entrepreneurs can draw a few lessons from the movie "Sing."
  6. How to Use Small Business Credit Cards

    A small business credit card can be a convenient way to increase your company's purchasing power, but must be carefully managed.
  7. 5 Books That Will Transform the Way You Think

    Just as successful startups disrupt their industries, these writers disrupt our view of the world.
  8. Fixing the Credit Gap for Black-Owned Companies

    Black-owned companies face greater obstacles when seeking capital, says a recent Census Bureau study. What to do.
  9. Trump Addresses Conflicts of Interest, Hacking, BuzzFeed Report

    We now have an idea of what will happen to Trump's business interests, but Obamacare's still a mystery.
  10. Airbnb Now Offers 'Trips'

    Airbnb is taking vacations to another level with the “Trip” experience.
  11. SoFi, Inc.

    SoFi is a nontraditional financial services firm that offers student loans and refinancing programs.
  12. The Retirement Plan Small Businesses Should Offer

    Here's how small businesses can benefit from offering a SIMPLE IRA to their employees.
  13. Clarity: My Favorite Term

    Adam Dell shares his favorite financial term.
  14. Best Credit Card Processing Solutions for Small Businesses

    Seeking credit card processing options that don't force you to grapple with interchange fees or discount rates? These four ...
  15. Why Nontech Giants Are Buying Technology Startups

    Autonomous Car Concept: rising numbers of of old-line companies are acquiring Silicon Valley tech startups
  16. New Year Planning For Business Owners

    Make a resolution to start your business off on the right foot in the new year.
  17. Should You Trust Upstart to Be Your Loan Provider?

    If you decide to take on debt to achieve a goal, Upstart is a peer-to-peer lending company that receives high praise from ...
  18. Cannabis Dog Biscuits for Hyper Pups

    Well, it works for people. Maybe a little cannabis could calm your puppy and make you both happier.
  19. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  20. Call to Action (CTA)

    Call to action (CTA) is a marketing term for the next step a marketer wants the audience to take.
  21. Lead Magnet

    A lead magnet is a marketing term for a free item or service that is given away for the purpose of gathering contact details.
  22. IPO Dreams: Fintech Turmoil Is Disrupting SoFi (LC, ONDK)

    Fintech company SoFi, valued at $4 billion last year, has postponed - again - plans for an IPO
  23. Pinterest, Inc.

    Pinterest's growth is exploding as it evolves into a force in advertising and e-commerce.
  24. Satellite Wars: Startups Battle for Outer Space

    The quest to dominate outer space is intensifying as investors pump money into satellite startups
  25. Permission Marketing

    Permission marketing refers to a form advertising where the intended audience is given the choice of receiving promotional ...
  26. Xiaomi, Inc.

    Xiaomi quickly became one of the biggest startup companies by valuation, but its recent history has been rocky
  27. Lyft, Inc.

    Lyft is second in size to rival Uber. A look inside the privately held ride-sharing company.
  28. Uber Technologies Inc.

    Uber is a major disrupter in the taxi, automotive and logistics industries.
  29. Snap Inc. (Snapchat)

    Snap Inc., formerly called Snapchat, has become a social media phenomenon.
  30. Silicon Valley Bets Big on a Healthcare Unicorn

    Big Data: Clover Health's tech expertise has drawn significant venture capital funding, raising close to $300 million
  31. The Marijuana Business: Growing Like a Weed

    With a wave of new states legalizing weed, job growth within the marijuana industry looks to be heating up.
  32. Managing Multiple Revenue Streams in Retirement

    Learning how to manage multiple revenue streams in retirement is a must – especially if Social Security, plus your IRA and ...
  33. How Can Investors Pay their Future-Selves?

    Learn one way to start paying your future-self.
  34. How To Make Extra Money At Christmas Time

    Here are some easy ways to make some cash if you need extra money for Christmas gifts.
  35. How to Switch from Military to Civilian Jobs

    Here are several tips to help during your transition from the military to a civilian job.
  36. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  37. Does Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Airbnb?

    Renting out a room on Airbnb can be a good way to generate income, but you need to understand what is and isn’t covered by ...
  38. How a Solo 401(k) Can Increase Retirement Savings

    For the self-employed or small business owner, a solo 401(k) is a valuable retirement plan.
  39. Why Your Business Needs a Financial Wellness Program

    Offering a financial wellness program to your small business employees can save you money in the long run.
  40. Why Venture Funders Are Shunning Baby Unicorns

    Lost Magic: Many of the 1,500 unicorns that won funding in early 2015 may run out of cash as unders set higher expectations.
  41. How To Make Money With Airbnb: Risks & Rewards

    Airbnb lets you turn your home or spare room into extra cash. Here's how to make money and protect yourself from the risks.
  42. Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest

    Separating Trump's business and politics isn't as easy as passing control to his kids, argues Investopedia's Aaron Hankin. ...
  43. Native Advertising

    Native advertising is promotional messaging that is crafted to blend in with the regular content on a platform.
  44. Geo-Targeting

    Geo-targeting refers to the ability for advertisers to place their marketing materials in a specific region or locale.
  45. 10 Tax Deductions & Benefits for the Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  46. China's Cash Flood Into American Unicorns

    The Hunt for Unicorns: China venture capitalists are accelerating their investments in U.S. startups. They may want to rethink ...
  47. How Reddit Makes Money

    Reddit, the self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet,” celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. How does the website ...
  48. The Top 17 Investing Quotes of All Time

    Though markets may change, good investing advice is timeless.
  49. Year-End Finance Tips for Small Businesses and Freelancers

    Here's a robust end-of-the year tax-prep checklist for individuals and entities that earn 1099 income.
  50. How Pinterest Makes Money

    Pinterest started out looking like a pinboard photo-sharing site. Now they have a curated online shop.
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