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Kate Lister is a former banker, small-business investor and veteran entrepreneur. Her books and websites include Finding Money: The Small Business Guide to Financing
and Undress For Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home . 14 Recent Stories
Your Business Plan
Don't fall prey to analysis by paralysis. Writing a business plan isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you're agonizing over a written plan, your time might be better spent talking to potential custome
October 10, 2011
Managing Cash Flow
Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business
April 26, 2011
Is funding your startup with your retirement savings ill-advised or smart investing?
March 22, 2011
You'll still have to convince venture capitalists that your brilliant inventions aren't a waste of time.
January 25, 2011
Here's a secret: Bankers don't actually read financial statements -- at least, not at first. Here's what they do look at.
October 20, 2010
Bank and Other Loans
Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later.
September 20, 2010
What if total strangers gave you money to start a business and didn't even ask to be paid back? At IndieGoGo.com, they just might.
August 23, 2010
Almost every company in America is outsourcing at least part of its work--but not always getting the results it needs. Here's how to do it right.
July 30, 2010
Cash Flow & Money Management
If it is, forget the Credit Card Act--you're as vulnerable as ever to sky-high rates, erratic billing and unexpected fees.
July 16, 2010
It's simple: Don't spend it. Here are 10 ways entrepreneurs waste their hard-earned capital.
June 21, 2010
Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you.
May 13, 2010
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