Money

Financing

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
Tax Center

Planning Equipment Purchases to Your Tax Advantage

How to use depreciation and Section 179 asset expensing to deduct the cost of additional equipment for your business
Payments & Collections

Online vs. Offline Debit Transactions

How to decide which processing method is right for your business
Payments & Collections

Going After Overdue Accounts

When those invoices just aren't getting paid, you may have to hire a collection agency. Here's how to find the right one.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Big Shots

Are your chances of landing a big accounting firm following Enron down the drain?
Tax Center

Do Tips Count as Income?

The IRS wrestles with restaurants over tip reporting and scores a big win.
Self-Financing

Bootstrapping Your Startup

No, you don't need investors to start your dream business. Here's how to make it happen with your own money.
Cash Flow & Money Management

How to Value Your Inventory

It's a great way to gain insight into the financial health of your business.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Personal Loan Guarantees

Before you sign on the dotted line, take some time to understand your liability.
Venture Capital

Been There, Done That

Growing an entrepreneurial empire? Turn to the big names in business if you need help.
Financing

Hold On to What's Yours

Get the money you need without giving up too much of the company.
Financing

Granting Your Wishes

Award money can help finance your start-up, but be careful in taking its availability for granted.
Accepting Payments

Avoiding Credit Card Fraud

Learn how to safeguard your business without alienating legitimate customers.
Self-Financing

Using Home Equity to Get a Business Loan

Before you choose this risky method of financing, use this checklist to determine if it'll work.
Accepting Payments

Accepting E-Checks

From increased security to reduced bank charges, the benefits are numerous.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Take This Hand

Banks are looking to find a nice entrepreneur and settle down.
Financing

Can I Take Your Orders?

You have no assets. You have no receivables. How do you get financing? Make purchase orders your entry-level collateral.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Under the Microscope

Use microenterprise loans to help make micro a temporary condition.
Tax Center

The Terrible Truth About Tax ID Numbers

Clearing the confusion about where and how to get your very own tax ID number
Venture Capital

Can Startups Get Venture Capital?

VC money for startups is scarce, but here's one group that hopes to change that.
Self-Financing

Using Personal Assets for Funding

The realities of tapping into life insurance, CDs, mortgages, IRAs and 401(k)s
Accepting Payments

How to Get Approved for a Merchant Account

Try these strategies for improving your chances
Venture Capital

Answering the Call

Trust corporations to know when the VC game is ready for new players.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Attacking a Loan

7 knock-'em-dead strategies to use when negotiating with hard-nosed commercial bankers
Cash Flow & Money Management

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Examine the ROI carefully to determine if that equipment purchase is really worth the money.
Getting Started

The Art of Raising Money

When is the best time to raise money? Answer these vital questions to find out.
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