Business growth blog

Home-based businesses growing in California

Cities in California’s Bay Area are seeing a sharp rise in the number of entrepreneurs looking to form an LLC or other home-based small business in the area, the Contra Costa Times reports. The paper says that the city of Antioch…

Minority-owned businesses on the rise

The number of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. has shown a significant increase in recent years, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2002 to 2007, the number of minority entrepreneurs who have started an LLC or other…

Clean energy companies need more capital to succeed

Starting any small business requires an infusion of capital from one source or another. But startup companies working in clean or renewable energy can require millions of dollars in upfront investment just to get their prototypes out of the design…

Renewable energy firm lands nine-figure VC deal

Don't tell Elevance Renewable Sciences that there are mixed feelings regarding biotechnology venture capital investments in 2011. The clean energy group, which specializes in household chemicals, lubricants and other fuels from renewable feedstock, was just award $100 million in Series…

Bleacher Report receives fresh round of VC funds

Bleacher Report – a growing location of open-source web content – received $10.5 million in new venture capital funding, according to TechCrunch. The company – which created a one-stop shop for user-generated sports content – received the new round of…