This special report discusses various avenues for finding sources of capital for your business needs and creative ways to improve cash flow. Plus, learn what to do with that cash once you have it.

  • USA Federal offers ID theft protection steps

    USA Federal Credit Union today issued an eight-point guide to its members and the general public to protect their financial privacy in the wake of the theft of a personal information database of 26 million U.S. veterans.

  • Risk worth reward for Sanderling's Wollaeger

    Timothy Wollaeger, managing director of Sanderling Ventures, has been around the San Diego biotech block, a community where each firm is but a few degrees of separation from one another. Which is exactly what keeps it thriving.

  • Why America's 20- and 30-somethings can't get ahead

    America is touted as the land of the limitless possibilities, but for one group of people, often deemed Generation X and Y, it seems that America's young adults are a generation whose income in being swallowed up in paying off debt.

  • Cooperative efforts bring the credit union message home

    The banking industry nationwide is continuing an organized campaign calling for both federal and state governments to eliminate the tax-exempt status of credit unions. To counter these attacks and deliver the credit union message to elected officials and members of the community, outreach campaigns have been launched at the national and state levels. Regionally, the Credit Union Alliance of San Diego is bringing the message home by localizing a two-state Public Advocacy Program sponsored by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

  • North Island Credit Union: Superior performance and organizational excellence

    North Island Credit Union recently sponsored the San Diego Chamber of Commerce's annual Small Business Awards Luncheon and the "Excellence in Work Environment" award. The award honors companies that go above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to workplace excellence throughout corporate practices, employee services and support programs.

  • Sarbanes-Oxley fueling accountancy growth

    Most people don't associate accounting with entrepreneurship. But for Edward Kitrosser, managing partner of the San Diego office of Moss Adams LLC, the two go hand-in-hand.

  • Krenn assists emerging businesses through Venture Pipeline Group

    Mike Krenn works at one of the nation's largest law firms -- 3,100 attorneys in 58 offices -- yet he's not a lawyer.

  • After finding niche markets, Segway sets course for stock market

    LOS ANGELES -- Thieves used to break into as many as five cars a week in the parking garage at Los Angeles' Union Station. Then the Metropolitan Transportation Authority came up with a simple solution: They put a security officer on a Segway Human Transporter.

  • Hedge funds are enjoying it all, right now

    Hedge-fund managers sit in the investment world's sweet spot, though it may be getting late in the game.

  • IRS cracks down on sham credit counseling agencies

    Good times or bad, millions of American households find themselves in financial binds. And when they reach out for help, they should be able to find credit counseling services that are legitimate and ethical.

  • EmTek closes phase-two fund

    Local community venture capital group EmTek Fund has closed its phase two fund to new investors.

  • Studies find that late payments rising on last year's exotic mortgages

    Soaring housing prices and aggressive mortgage lending have saddled homebuyers with ever greater levels of debt, and early signs are now emerging that more people are unable to keep up with their monthly mortgage payments.

  • Mortgage industry in a period of adjustment as real estate slows

    While interest rates on home loans continue to rise and the housing market slows, consumers either attempting to refinance or obtain a new loan are becoming more rare. As a result, some home lending companies have either consolidated, laid off employees or gone out of business.

  • Advocacy saves small business $6.6 billion in FY 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Office of Advocacy, the "small business watchdog" of the government, saved small business over $6.6 billion in fiscal year 2005.

  • Developers reaching beyond traditional sources of financing

    With capital flowing freely for the moment, most developments these days are being conventionally financed. But that isn't always the case; in an economic downturn, the unconventional could become the rule rather than the exception.

  • SEC proposes more disclosure on executive compensation

    Lost in all of the dialogue on Capital Hill last week about immigration, the economy and windfall oil profits was a hearing on executive compensation. Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was the sole witness before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

  • Venture capital fundraising rises 21 percent in first quarter

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Venture capitalists secured $6.53 billion for their future investments during the first quarter, putting the industry on pace to boost its fundraising efforts for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Local REITS' long-term success uncertain despite strong past performance

    The consequences of higher interest rates -- intended and unintended -- are having an impact on one popular segment of the stock market: real estate investment trusts.

  • Silicon Valley venture capitalist sees growth in green technology

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr made his name and fortune with early investments in pioneering tech firms like Netscape, Amazon and Google that went from scrappy startups to household names.

  • Snapshot of SBA loan programs

    The SBA offers numerous loan programs to assist small businesses. It is important to note, however, that the SBA is primarily a guarantor of loans made by private and other institutions.

  • Finding capital

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its partners help millions of existing and prospective small business owners start, grow and succeed. They help with SBA loans, counseling, training and contracts. SBA also helps businesses and families recover from disasters with loans, and is a voice for small business, helping reduce regulatory impact. Each month, this section provides information to start, expand and manage small business.

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Cash & Capital - 2007

This special section takes an in depth look at investment options and trends, as well as the venture capital market for emerging companies.

Cash & Capital - 2005

In this special report, we explore various avenues for finding sources of capital and creative ways to improve cash flow. We also discuss ways to determine how much cash is needed to accomplish business goals and what to do with it once it's acquired.