Financial Analysis

Budget Basics

Why it's important to have a budget
Billing and Collections

How to Get Your Money When Payment's Due

Tips for getting paid promptly
Cash Flow & Money Management

Don't Go There

8 common mistakes entrepreneurs make with their money
Offering Credit

Keeping an Eye on Fast-Growing Customers

Why high-growth customers pose a credit risk
Personal Finance

Deciding When to Invest

When is the right time to invest?

What's It Worth?

Use your inventory or receivables to help fund the growth of your business.
Borrowing from Friends and Family
Loans from Friends and Family

Borrowing from Friends and Family

Tap into this popular source of startup financing.

Before You Get a Loan . . .

What lenders and investors want to know about you before loaning you money

Investors Resume Funding Online Startups

Investors are making a cautious return to online startups.
Investment Options

Investing in "Hybrid" Funds

Stocks or bonds? How about something in between?
Investment Options

Long-Short Mutual Fund Investing

An investment alternative for risky times
Loans from Friends and Family

Tap Into Your Network for Business Funding

Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best.
Tax Essentials

Tax Credit for Innovation

Go on--get some credit for your company's research.

Financing an Acquisition

No matter what your reason for buying another business, these smart tips can help make the deal a success.
Accounting Basics

11 Expectations to Set for Your Bookkeeper

Before you bring someone on board to handle your books, check their skills and lay the ground rules to ensure you're getting the right person for your business.

The State of Small-Business Funding

From banks to VCs, there's plenty of cash out there for entrepreneurs. But that doesn't mean the road to finding financing has gotten any shorter or smoother.
Venture Capital

Picking the Brains of Venture Capitalists

What do venture capitalists really look for in entrepreneurs? What are some big mistakes they see entrepreneurs making? We asked them these, and other, important questions.
Personal Finance

Taking Your Annual Financial Pulse

Is it time for your annual financial checkup? Our expert shows you why you need one and what you should be looking for.
Managing Cash Flow

7 Tips for Improving Your Cash Flow

They say cash is king. Find out how to give yours the royal treatment.
SBA and Government Funding

Financing Incentives in Low-Income Communities

Businesses in low-income communities are receiving cheaper, more flexible financing, thanks to a special tax credit program.
Tax Center

Smart Tax Moves

Tips for avoiding the harsh gaze of the IRS

Splitting Up the Investment Pie

When you're determining ownership stakes among business founders and new investors, how do you do what's fair and equitable for everyone?

Raising Money Using Convertible Debt

There's debt financing, there's equity financing, and then there's convertible debt. Find out why this third option can work well for startups.
Managing Cash Flow

A Basic Lesson in Cash Flow Management

If you don't know the first thing about your business's cash flow, now's the time to learn.
Getting Started

Choosing The Best Funding Strategy For You

There are plenty of strategies you can use to fund your business's growth. The trick is picking the one that suits your company best.

Realistic Projections That Attract Investors

Trying to get investors interested in your business? Address these 10 factors in your financial projections, and you're sure to attract attention.
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