8 smart crowdfunding tips

8 Smart and Easy Crowdfunding Tips

Are you excited about the possibilities of crowdfunding? Most Smart Hustlers are—perhaps none more than Zack Danger Brown, who, as of this writing, has raised more than $66,000 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. It may have started as a joke, but #potatomadness has gone viral and Brown has hustled his way to crowdfunding...

How Dogged Persistence is Growing a Business and a Community

How do you launch a successful restaurant in South Central Los Angeles—an inner-city area plagued by gang violence and poverty, where there are few businesses other than liquor stores? For Karim Webb and Edward Barnett of PCF Management, the answer is simple: Show the community you care, and the community will support your business.

Money Hunt: How 4 Smart Hustlers Found Money for Their Startups

Getting funding to start your business doesn't mean gearing up to visit your local bank. In fact, a trip to the bank will likely get you nowhere—banks are notoriously tight-fisted when it comes to lending money to startups. Smart entrepreneurs know finding funding is all about the hustle. You have to be flexible, determined,...