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C. J. Prince

30 Recent Stories

Financing Your Radical Concept

Is your company's concept so cutting edge that investors won't touch it? Here's how to get their attention--and their money.
April 1, 2006 in Financing

You Be the Judge

Are tax incentives to attract businesses unconstitutional?
March 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Keeping Track of Your Credit Score

It's time to give your credit report its annual checkup. If you find any bugs, kill 'em fast to help keep your business nice and healthy.
March 1, 2006 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Determining Your Company's Value

If you want to get the right valuation for your business, be sure to find the right valuation expert for the job.
February 1, 2006 in Selling Your Biz

Closing the GAAP

Will small, private companies finally get their own accounting standards? Many entrepreneurs certainly hope so.
January 1, 2006 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Complying With Government Regulations

Implementing Sarbox-style strategic governance changes can help small businesses woo---and win---more big customers.
December 1, 2005 in Growth Strategies

Give and Receive

When done right, corporate charitable giving can boost company morale and exposure--as well as your bottom line.
November 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Banking Online

Entrepreneurs have been slow to adopt online banking--with good reason. But some banks are trying hard to win them over.
October 1, 2005 in Your Website

Time to Raise Prices?

To keep up with rising energy and benefit costs, more small businesses are raising prices. What it means for you.
September 12, 2005

Is It Time to Raise Prices?

To keep up with increasing costs--and big competitors' prices--more small businesses are pulling the trigger on the pricing gun.
September 1, 2005 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Just Say No?

More big companies are refusing to give Wall Street quarterly earnings guidance. Should small firms jump on the bandwagon, too?
August 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Can Social Networking Sites Help Your Biz?

Social networking sites offer entrepreneurs a chance to connect with investors, potential partners and customers.
July 1, 2005 in Financing

Booting the Big 4

Tired of sky-high fees and skimpy service? Smaller audit firms can give you the personalized and professional attention you're seeking.
June 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Piece of the Pie

If your industry's facing consolidation, forming your own holding company may keep your business from getting swept up by the big guys.
May 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Strike a Match

Offering company stock in your 401(k) plan can be risky business--learn how to avoid getting burned when playing with matches.
April 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

What to Know Before You Export

Small businesses need better education, access to finances and forward thinking to begin exporting products to overseas markets.
March 1, 2005 in International Growth

New Way to 7(a)

With no more federal subsidy, entrepreneurs are uncertain about the future of small-business loans.
February 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Credit Card Rewards

Reap rewards automatically when you use credit--or debit--cards to pay recurring bills.
January 1, 2005 in Cash Flow & Money Management

A Class Act

Whether in an MBA program or an online course, hitting the books can help you stay on top.
December 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

House of Plastic

Thinking of charging your startup costs? Here are the pros and cons of using credit cards to finance your biz.
November 23, 2004

Should You Offer Credit Terms?

Extending credit to your customers can be a boon to your business, but only if you do it wisely.
November 16, 2004

Know Where Your Cash Is?

Feel like your cash only flows in one direction -- out? These cash-flow tips will help you get back in control.
November 16, 2004

A Loan Time

With small-business lending up across the board, now's a great time to get the capital you need.
November 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Minority Report

VC firms are becoming more diverse--but does that mean more funding for minority-owned businesses?
October 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Relief Valve?

Done right, a private investment in public equity, or PIPE, could bring your business much-needed cash.
September 1, 2004 in Financing

Raise Your Voice

A new committee promises to give small businesses a say in accounting standards. But will it help?
August 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Money to Burn?

Before you go on a spending spree with your surplus cash, get your priorities straight.

Catch Your Cash

If it feels like your cash only flows in one direction--out--then cash-management basics can help.

Ready, Set, Flow

Optimistic entrepreneurs are testing the VC waters now that the market's future looks brighter.
May 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Give 'Em Credit

Extending credit to your customers can be a boon to your business, but only if you do it wisely.
April 1, 2004 in Offering Credit