Money

Accepting Payments

The Risks of Accepting Checks

Bounced checks, fraudulent check writers--these problems can potentially cost you big bucks. Follow these guidelines to reduce your risk.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Taking Credit

Card issuers are really rolling out the red carpet for their business customers, but is there a catch? Not if you act responsibly.
Financing

Itsy-Bitsy Bonds

No more waiting around till your company hits the multimillion-dollar mark-now bonds are for businesses of all sizes.
Financing

What Stage Are You In?

Understand the four stages of your business's development to get the cash you need.
Tax Center

11th Hour Tax-Saving Tips

5 ways to cut your tax bill in time for April 15
Tax Deductions

Power of Deduction

Get your expenses in order.
Financing

(W)inner City

When it comes to untapped entrepreneurial potential, the city's where it's at.
Investment Options

The Lowdown on Money Market Funds

Get a quick piece of the action with money market funds.
Venture Capital

Worth the Price You Pay?

If your search for venture capital feels like it's getting out of hand, maybe you don't need their money after all.
Cash Flow & Money Management

What's Your Company Worth?

Whether you're selling your business, getting insurance or sorting through estate taxes, knowing your business's value comes in handy.
Accepting Payments

From Credit Card to Your Bank

Find out exactly how those funds reach you when you accept credit cards.
Financing

Doing Due Diligence

What it means and why it's so important to investors
Tax Center

Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions

Save some dough by claiming these business deductions.
Venture Capital

In-Out Privileges

Is your business a revolving door for limited partners? As long as the money is there, don't worry if they come and go as they please.
Financing

Can I Get a Little Help Here?

You need experience to hit up investors, but no one said it had to be your own.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Protecting Your Company's Most Important Assets

Think of your company's intangible assets as the foundation of your business. Without them, you've just got a pile of rubble.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Valuing Your Homebased Business

The first thing to figure out is whether you're profitable.
Accounting Basics

Hiring a Bookkeeper or an Accountant

They're not just there to keep the books--they're there to help you run your business smarter.
Accepting Payments

Credit Card Industry Terms Defined

Don't be intimidated by the jargon. We'll help you figure out what the heck they're saying.
Venture Capital

Pass the Investor Screen Test

Want investors to check out your plan? Have it hand-delivered by someone who matters.
Accounting Basics

Elements Of The Accounting System: General Ledger

Sum up all your business's transactions in the general ledger.
Getting Started

Write Soon

Regardless of whether your investors' intentions are honorable, you can make sure their letter of intent is.
Managing Cash Flow

Know Your Numbers

It's just as important in business as it was in elementary school.
Accepting Payments

Credit Card Processing Equipment

Getting a merchant account is just the first step. Now find out what kind of equipment you'll need to process credit card payments.
Financing

Earn Your Way Out of Investments

The most popular form of a stock buy-back is an earn-out. Learn why it can be a good deal for both you and your investors.
Financial Analysis

How Cutting Costs Can Save Your Business

Part II of a two-part series on turning around a troubled company
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