Entrepreneur: Latest from C.J. Prince 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 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT 5 Ways to Raise Money Today With a little persistence and creativity, you can still find financing. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200074 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200074 With a little persistence and creativity, you can still find financing. Smart Moves in a Bad Economy When costs rise and customers wane, don't let knee-jerk reactions kick you in the wrong direction. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198550 When costs rise and customers wane, don't let knee-jerk reactions kick you in the wrong direction. Is The Price Right? With the right execution, a price increase doesn't have to cost you your customers. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198068 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198068 With the right execution, a price increase doesn't have to cost you your customers. Stay Out Of Trouble Before you decide to call it quits, consider these tips for getting your business through tough times. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196990 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196990 Before you decide to call it quits, consider these tips for getting your business through tough times. Buyer's Market If you have the cash, the market is ripe for dealing, just do your due diligence. Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196244 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196244 If you have the cash, the market is ripe for dealing, just do your due diligence. Something to Bank On Community banks have plenty of money to lend, but intense scrutiny has raised the bar. Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195626 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195626 Community banks have plenty of money to lend, but intense scrutiny has raised the bar. Terms of Endearment The private investment in public equity market is booming. Hold out for the right terms and your business could be, too. Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/194416 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/194416 The private investment in public equity market is booming. Hold out for the right terms and your business could be, too. Less is More In tough times, it's more important than ever to squeeze all the profit you can from your business. Sun, 01 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/193790 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/193790 In tough times, it's more important than ever to squeeze all the profit you can from your business. In a Pinch Better safe than sorry, right? Here's how to safeguard your business from customers' credit woes. Thu, 01 May 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/192732 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/192732 Better safe than sorry, right? Here's how to safeguard your business from customers' credit woes. Pick and Save Don't wait until the last minute to save big on your 2008 taxes. Here's what to watch out for. Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191500 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191500 Don't wait until the last minute to save big on your 2008 taxes. Here's what to watch out for. New Money With traditional bank loans hard to come by, try these quick fixes to get your business the capital it needs. Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/190066 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/190066 With traditional bank loans hard to come by, try these quick fixes to get your business the capital it needs. Shared Effort Need goods and services but low on cash? Make vendors part owners and share the rewards. Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/188686 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/188686 Need goods and services but low on cash? Make vendors part owners and share the rewards. Time Bomb Late-paying customers can put your business in jeopardy. Get organized--and get paid on time. Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/187658 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/187658 Late-paying customers can put your business in jeopardy. Get organized--and get paid on time. Deduction Junction Don't let extra money slip between the cracks--plan now for next year's tax filing. Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186558 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186558 Don't let extra money slip between the cracks--plan now for next year's tax filing. Hire On First-Class Employees Attract top-notch employees with a 401(k) plan that matches your company's success. Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185608 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185608 Attract top-notch employees with a 401(k) plan that matches your company's success. I'm Outta Here With shrinking teams and growing responsibilities, CFOs have it tough these days. What can you do to keep yours from jumping ship? Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/184382 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/184382 With shrinking teams and growing responsibilities, CFOs have it tough these days. What can you do to keep yours from jumping ship? To Catch a Thief Employee fraud hits growing businesses hardest. Here's what you can do to make sure there's not a thief among you. Sat, 01 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/183068 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/183068 Employee fraud hits growing businesses hardest. Here's what you can do to make sure there's not a thief among you. Back to the Drawing Board Is your company running smoothly? Then there's no better time to review your business plan and consider what your next move will be. Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/181724 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/181724 Is your company running smoothly? Then there's no better time to review your business plan and consider what your next move will be. Balancing Act Excess inventory can eat up your cash, so ditch the superfluous stock and use better management practices to keep your business booming. Sun, 01 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/180096 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/180096 Excess inventory can eat up your cash, so ditch the superfluous stock and use better management practices to keep your business booming. Stand Guard Bankruptcy can sneak up on you if you aren't paying attention. To keep your business safe, be on the lookout for these warning signs. Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/178478 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/178478 Bankruptcy can sneak up on you if you aren't paying attention. To keep your business safe, be on the lookout for these warning signs. Risky Business With the economy looking up, taking some spending risks now can strengthen your company--just be sure to invest wisely. Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177086 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177086 With the economy looking up, taking some spending risks now can strengthen your company--just be sure to invest wisely. Second Opinion Have you outgrown your current number cruncher? Look for a strategic advisor who can help your business reach its goals. Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175812 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175812 Have you outgrown your current number cruncher? Look for a strategic advisor who can help your business reach its goals. Alternate Financing Routes States and banks are teaming up to offer financing programs that provide not only capital, but also benefits all around. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174820 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174820 States and banks are teaming up to offer financing programs that provide not only capital, but also benefits all around. Alternate Financing Opportunities States and banks are teaming up to offer financing programs that provide not only capital, but also benefits all around. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186826 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186826 States and banks are teaming up to offer financing programs that provide not only capital, but also benefits all around. Ready to Buy a Business Property? While residential real estate slows, the commercial market remains fairly healthy. Is now the time to buy? Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173312 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173312 While residential real estate slows, the commercial market remains fairly healthy. Is now the time to buy? Fiscal Fog Don't know a loan from a line of credit? You're not alone--but we can help with a look at the most common financing myths. Mon, 01 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171956 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171956 Don't know a loan from a line of credit? You're not alone--but we can help with a look at the most common financing myths. Franchise Funding Options You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative. Mon, 01 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/172030 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/172030 You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative. Offering Stock Options Have stock options lost their sparkle? Maybe--but this compensation tool can still be useful if you know how to do it right. Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170642 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170642 Have stock options lost their sparkle? Maybe--but this compensation tool can still be useful if you know how to do it right. Take Cover More and more closely held companies are getting cozy with the LLC, but is a limited liability company right for you? Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/169046 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/169046 More and more closely held companies are getting cozy with the LLC, but is a limited liability company right for you? Buyback Bonanza Big companies with excess cash have jumped on the buyback bandwagon and are milking it for all it's worth. Should you do the same? Sun, 01 Oct 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/167704 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/167704 Big companies with excess cash have jumped on the buyback bandwagon and are milking it for all it's worth. Should you do the same?