Uber teams with GM and Toyota to help 100k drivers buy cars to get more Ubers on the road

The expansion means hundreds of thousands more cars must come onto the Uber system.

To overcome its growing pains, Uber has come up with a brilliant new strategy. Uber is launching a pilot program to finance new cars. The company is partnering with GM, Toyota, and financial institutions to offer 100,000 driversreduced monthly car payments, in an effort get more Uber drivers on the road.

 

 

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Kickstarter hits 100,000 funded projects, $631 million in total pledges

Kickstarter founders Charles Adler, Perry Chen, and Yancey Strickler

Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website, has hit a major milestone.  It finally passed over 100,000 campaigns, according to statistics released by the company. In the three years since it launched, Kickstarter has made otherwise nontraditional crowdfunding a legitimate form of project financing.

 

 

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8 debt options to finance your small business startup: part 1

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Credit cards are the most common form of financing for small business startups.

There are eight solutions to financing your startup with debt.  When you are talking about debt options, think of loans and lines of credit that you pay back to a lender.  We are not looking at any equity solutions such as angel investors, venture capital, etc.  But nothing is easy these days and if you have damaged credit or you’re looking for several hundred thousand dollars it’s much less likely to happen purely with debt.

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Western Nations Matching China’s Financial Strategy to Win Contracts

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Western nations matching China’s low-cost financing – below-market interest rates.

When General Electric approached the U.S. Export-Import Bank in 2009 wanting to sell 150 locomotives for $477 million to Pakistan, there was a sense of futility. GE had already lost an earlier bid to a Chinese firm. Why would Pakistan buy American-made locomotives this time?

 

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Handmade Online Marketplace Etsy Raises $20 Million Financing

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Have you started to check Etsy before EBAY yet?

Handmade is becoming big business — reeeally big. Etsy — the online marketplace for handmade items — announced earlier this week that it has raised $20 million in venture capital financing and has now tripled its valuation at $300 million (not including the funding). With sales up a whopping 72% from last year, business is booming — not to mention ex-Google exec Adam Freed being roped in as Etsy’s new chief operating officer.

 

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As Free Online Courses are Made Available by Colleges, Others are Cashing In

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Many  colleges offering Open Course Ware free online

There is a  computer in Logan, Utah, holds syllabus details, lecture notes, problem sets and exams from more than 80 Utah State University courses: but this is no secret cheat-sheet site put together by rogue hackers and pirates. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection — from Bill Gates down — can log on and download these materials without cost. The site, Utah State OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.usu.edu, is part of the OpenCourseWare network, itself part of an educational resources movement dedicated to opening and reshaping global access to higher education.

 

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Small Businesses Turning To Alternative Financing

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Small business turning to alternative financing when big banks turn them down

In the glory days of the digital photo frame business, when his products were still a novelty and shoppers were flush with cash, getting a bank loan to manufacture them was a cinch, Michael Levy says.  We would say: ‘We got a $1 million order from the Sharper Image. We need financing. With a snap of the fingers, the guy drove down to my office, we’d sign a document, he’d give us the money,” Mr. Levy recalls, sitting in the Deer Park, Long Island, office of the Media Street Group that he runs with his brother, Norm.

 

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Seed Capital Boot Camp – How to Find Investors for Your Business

Seed Capital Boot Camp - How to Find Investors for Your Business 

 Yes, there is still money out there for investment!

Seed capital is the early stage money needed to get most businesses off the ground. It is considered a high-risk investment, but one that can reap major rewards if the company becomes a growth enterprise. This type of funding is often obtained in exchange for an equity stake in the enterprise, although with less formal contractual overhead than standard equity financing.

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Road To Somewhere Divides Alaskans

Road To Somewhere Divides Alaskans 

 Alaska wants to build a 17-mile road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to connect two remote outposts.

Among the many bills Congress is considering before it recesses for the November elections is a proposed land swap between the State of Alaska and the federal government that would allow a gravel road to be built through a remote national wildlife refuge.

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