Laura Roden

Laura Roden’s career in financial services has covered the spectrum from investment management, brokerage, banking and corporate finance to teaching finance and entrepreneurship at the college and graduate school levels. She earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University, and holds Series 7, 63 and 65 FINRA licenses. She has been a featured speaker on finance topics at the Milken Global Conference, the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Inc 500 conference and the Angel Capital Association as well as many other venues.

Articles by Laura Roden

SBA Disaster Loans: What to Know

A natural disaster or emergency can cause a significant disruption in business revenue. The SBA offers disaster loans to help businesses meet expenses and assist... read more

Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks: What’s the Difference?

Trademarks, copyrights and patents are all important tools for protecting the intellectual property of your business, but which one you may need at a specific... read more

Minority Small Business Grants: 10 Options

Minority small business grants can help to close the business funding gap, delivering funds to business owners belonging to historically marginalized communities. According to a... read more

How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

Starting and operating a business as an immigrant can have challenges beyond those common to all entrepreneurs. Visa requirements, language skills, unfamiliar laws and lack... read more

How Long Does a Balance Transfer Take?

A balance transfer — the process of moving debt from one card to another — can bring some reprieve if you’re struggling under a large... read more