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CEOs Gain Some Confidence in Economy, but Remain Wary

More CEOs and business owners are expressing confidence in U.S. economic growth these days, including decisions to boost capital spending and to lay out more cash to back up their new attitude. But their tea leaves remain muddied because of regular reminders that the American economy is still a long way from the robustness it enjoyed prior to the financial crash of 2008 and its subsequent Great Recession.

Dale Buss Financing/Investing/Startups , Profitability/Growth May 1 2014

Off-Roading Your Way to Financing

Crowdfunding and other alternative paths to capital are drawing in the crowds.

Russ Banham Financing/Investing/Startups May 9 2014

Weighing Your Needs

Traditional financing is tested, tried and true—a financial lifesaver for many companies. But, traditional financing can often be slow to materialize and onerous to obtain—not the best recipe for a business sensing a need to pounce on an opportunity now.

ChiefExecutive.net Financing/Investing/Startups May 13 2014

Four Paths to Unconventional Capital

While crowdsourcing gets all the ink, alternative-financing models also include less sexy BDC (Business Development Company) investment funds, equipment buybacks [...]

Lynn Russo Whylly Capital , Financing/Investing/Startups May 20 2014

Why CEOs Buy Sports Teams and What They Do With Them

Some CEOs buy a team to fulfill a life-long fantasy. Others do it to run a different kind of business. Some want to bring a team to their city and others to keep one from moving away. Meet some of the business chiefs who have become team owners.

George Nicholas Financing/Investing/Startups , Mergers & Acquisitions , Other Luxury May 20 2014

CEOs, Should You Buy a Sports Team?

Over the past decade, owners who have sold teams saw their val- ues increase by between 7 and 11 percent annually, depending on the league, according to Scott Milleisen, head of JPMorgan Chase’s Private Bank Sports Finance Unit. Much of the growth resulted from richer media-rights agreements in recent years, he adds.

George Nicholas Financing/Investing/Startups , Mergers & Acquisitions , Other Luxury May 21 2014

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