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Eileen P. Gunn

Eileen P. Gunn is a freelance writer in New York.

25 Recent Stories

How to Survive a Tax Audit

How to Survive a Tax Audit

These five tips can help you minimize the stress of IRS scrutiny should your return raise a red flag.
June 30, 2011 in Tax Center
When to Hire a Bookkeeper or Accountant

When to Hire a Bookkeeper or Accountant

When QuickBooks takes you only so far, it's time to bring in a financial pro.
June 29, 2011 in Accounting Basics
Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Sure, securing seed money for your startup is important, but so is preserving the relationships of those closest to you. Here's how to do both.
How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

Tired of high credit-card processing fees? Here are three ways to save when accepting payments.
May 20, 2011 in Payments & Collections
How to Pitch Investors: Four Tips from TechStars New York

How to Pitch Investors: Four Tips from TechStars New York

If you want to impress investors, you can pick up some pointers from the participants in this hot business-accelerator program.
May 18, 2011 in Money
Tips to Consider When You're Ready to Sell

Tips to Consider When You're Ready to Sell

HARO founder Peter Shankman shares insight from the sale of his business.
May 12, 2011 in Selling Your Biz
Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners

Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners

Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to recordkeeping.
April 20, 2011 in Accounting Basics
Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

How a small Pittsburgh company uses presales to source expansion capital.
April 19, 2011 in Self-Financing
Don't Let These Tax Write-Offs Trip You Up

Don't Let These Tax Write-Offs Trip You Up

Some deductions may be worth a second look. Then there are those you want to be extra careful about.
March 31, 2011 in Tax Center
Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

It's easy to go wrong when mapping out financials for a new venture. Here's how to avoid some typical potholes.
March 18, 2011 in Startup Financing
How to Find the Right Investor for Your Business

How to Find the Right Investor for Your Business

Your investor-entrepreneur relationship is important. After all, you may be living with it every day for years to come.
March 17, 2011 in Angel Investors
How to Approach Lenders Now

How to Approach Lenders Now

Borrowers should be prepared to talk about how they steered through the downturn.
March 8, 2011 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Five Tax Write-Offs You Might Not Know About

Five Tax Write-Offs You Might Not Know About

A slew of new breaks are now available on common expenses for some growing companies.
February 15, 2011 in Tax Center
The Five Things You Must Do Before Approaching Any Investor

The Five Things You Must Do Before Approaching Any Investor

How to show financial backers that your business has what it takes to succeed.
January 27, 2011 in Financing
Boot Camps for Entrepreneurs

Boot Camps for Entrepreneurs

These programs can provide you with the tools you'll need before seeking out investors for your startup.
January 6, 2011 in Your Business Plan
What I Learned at Entrepreneur Boot Camp

What I Learned at Entrepreneur Boot Camp

An aspiring business owner gets a crash course in the essentials for running a company.
January 6, 2011 in Your Business Plan
When Severance is Your Seed Money

When Severance is Your Seed Money

How to best use that sudden stash of cash to become your own boss.
January 5, 2011 in Startup Basics
OpenIndie.com: Reeling in Funds from Fans

OpenIndie.com: Reeling in Funds from Fans

How crowdfunding financed a startup to help filmmakers flourish.
December 28, 2010 in Success Stories
Five Financing Trends for 2011

Five Financing Trends for 2011

How your startup could benefit from these funding sources in the coming year.
December 28, 2010 in Financing
Financial Resolutions for 2011

Financial Resolutions for 2011

Consider these five business goals as you embark on a new year.
December 27, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Bootstrapping: Starting a Business on a Budget

Bootstrapping: Starting a Business on a Budget

A business coach shares tips and strategies on financing your startup.
December 21, 2010 in Financing

Hiring and Retention

Common Hiring Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Avoid
July 15, 2004 in Franchise Zone

Franchising Insight

Will You Be Happy As a Franchisee?
May 20, 2004 in Franchise Zone

Franchise 101

Buyers learn to beware at franchise boot camp
July 17, 2003 in Franchise Zone

Franchising

Aspiring Franchisees Need an Exit Strategy
April 22, 2003 in Franchise Zone