With advice from Daymond John, Bobbi Brown, Marc Cuban, Sallie Krawcheck, Max Levchin, Alexa von Tobel, and other successful early stage startup investors, Inc. magazine shows you how to attract and wisely apply your firm's first precious sources of cash. Bootstrapping, crowdfunding, VCs, payroll, profits-money makes your business boom. But mess up your finances, and the venture can go bust. It's time to get smart. Let the experts atInc.guide you through every critical step and potential pitfall. Their on-the-ground reporting shows how to locate funding, manage your money, and smart hack your way to a comfortable retirement. Startup Money Made Easygathers the best advice from the magazine's pages, spotlighting celebrated entrepreneurs and inspiring stories. You'll hear from: -FUBU founder Daymond John, who mortgaged his family home for start-up capital-and built a $6 billion empire -Makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who turned a modest lipstick line into a profitable 30-store enterprise -Alexa von Tobel, who dropped out of Harvard Business School to launch the equity-magnate LearnVest.com -Marc Cuban, Sallie Krawcheck, Max Levchin, and other founders who overcame financial obstacles on their way to the top Interwoven with the stories are on-target tips that explain how to: -Raise your first $10,000 in capital -Power through the lean years -Get friends and family to back you up -Round up outside investors -Go public or sell, while still staying in charge -Reward people with great salaries and benefits -Eliminate tax season surprises -Grow without growing pains -And more Cash flow problems are the number-one business killer. Whether you're dreaming up a startup idea or knee deep in the craziness, learn to shore up your finances and safeguard the business.