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Recent case expands criminal liability to a deal gone bad

Here is an article by Dan Kolber, an Atlanta attorney and owner of Intellivest Securities Research Inc., that highlights the importance understanding the details of borrowing and loaning money.  In class we discuss covenants and their importance.  This article shines a light on the fine print.  A recent criminal case decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals will make it riskier for businesses to raise capital in Georgia because it upheld the use of a criminal statute, “theft by taking,” to what would normally be considered a civil case.

4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans

Here is an excellent article by about funding sources available to veterans. This article offers veterans the options that entrepreneurs should consider. Money is available out there. The key is finding the right source for you and aggressively pursuing it.  In addition, don't get discouraged if one source doesn't pan out.

Selling price of small businesses falls in 2nd quarter

Here is another great article by of the Atlanta Business Cronicle. This is a good sign for anyone considering buying a business. There is a continuing market of available businesses throughout the country. Anyone considering starting a business would be wise to determine if an existing business is available in their market. Read on to learn more.

Wells Fargo Works for Small Business℠

Check this out.  Here is a video or essay contest from the Wells Fargo Works Project that is specifically for small business owners in the United States The goal is to select five small business owner winners from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000 and the five winners will each receive the following 

A VC opens up about three big mistakes

Learning from the mistakes of others has distinct advantages.  Sara Castellanos, Technology Reporter at the Boston Business Journal, in her interview with Michael Skok, shared some great insite applicable to every entrepreneur. These are three great learning points that every entrepreneur should note.

What I Have Learned About Pitching for Investment Capital

I read this article by Rebekah Campbell on the NY Times site. You may consider a lot of this to be common sensical, but it's worth reading about the efforts of someone else on this critical funding issue.

Growing Importance of Business Plan Competitions

This is a great article on the SBA site by Tim Berry. It offers some excellent insights on business plans.

Crowdfunded hotel looks to crowd for design help

I'm fascinated by the creative ways that crowdfunding has entered the market. Here is an article by Ben Fischer that demonstrates how creative entrepreneurs need to be.

Alternative Funding As Your Source Of Money

When veterans become entrepreneurs they can seek out and secure money for their business venture from a variety of sources as we've discussed in class.  Here is an example that combines two of my personal interests-alternative funding sources and hard liquor.  Please read for a real example of the successful use of alternative funding at the Old Fourth Distillery (O4D) in downtown Atlanta.