Entrepreneur: Latest from Kate Lister http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 10 Oct 2011 03:08:00 GMT The Myth of the 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 customers. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 03:08:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220440 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220440 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 customers. A Primer on Cash-Flow Projections Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:18:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219496 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219496 Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business Should You Tap a Nest Egg to Start a Business? Is funding your startup with your retirement savings ill-advised or smart investing? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 02:46:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219379 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219379 Is funding your startup with your retirement savings ill-advised or smart investing? The Myth of Government Grants Many government grants are available for small businesses, but research carefully. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218135 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218135 Many government grants are available for small businesses, but research carefully. The Three Questions Venture Capital Investors Will Ask You'll still have to convince venture capitalists that your brilliant inventions aren't a waste of time. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217906 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217906 You'll still have to convince venture capitalists that your brilliant inventions aren't a waste of time. Myth of the Business Plan Writing one is largely a joke. Seriously. Mon, 20 Dec 2010 08:49:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217768 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217768 Writing one is largely a joke. Seriously. Selling Equity: A High-Stakes Game Sidestepping the traps of equity fund-raising Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217558 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217558 Sidestepping the traps of equity fund-raising The Numbers That Matter Here's a secret: Bankers don't actually read financial statements -- at least, not at first. Here's what they do look at. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217452 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217452 Here's a secret: Bankers don't actually read financial statements -- at least, not at first. Here's what they do look at. What the Banker Found Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:56:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217323 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217323 Keep meticulous financial records from Day One, or pay the price later. The World of Crowd Funding 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. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:06:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217244 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217244 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. Making the Most of Freelance Talent 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. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217195 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217195 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. Is That a Business Credit Card in Your Wallet? If it is, forget the Credit Card Act--you're as vulnerable as ever to sky-high rates, erratic billing and unexpected fees. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207512 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207512 If it is, forget the Credit Card Act--you're as vulnerable as ever to sky-high rates, erratic billing and unexpected fees. The Easiest Way to Raise Money It's simple: Don't spend it. Here are 10 ways entrepreneurs waste their hard-earned capital. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207176 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207176 It's simple: Don't spend it. Here are 10 ways entrepreneurs waste their hard-earned capital. The $48,000 Question Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you. Thu, 13 May 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206598 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206598 Where, exactly, do startups get their money? The answer may surprise you.