Money

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.
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

Valuing Your Homebased Business

The first thing to figure out is whether you're profitable.
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.
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.
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
Cash Flow & Money Management

Make a Statement

What to do if your bank requires audited financial statements
Financing

Royalty Treatment

Instead of selling ownership, sell a piece of the revenue stream.
Financing

Fashionably Late

After years of searching for expansion capital, this fashion designer has realized that it was just a matter of style.
Accepting Payments

Explaining Credit Transaction Fees

It's your hard-earned money. Be aware of what you're paying for.
Getting Started

Translating the Term Sheet

An investment firm has made you an offer. Now learn what the numbers mean.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Can't Go With the Flow?

Simple solutions for winning the cash-flow battle
Venture Capital

Supersize It

Not all big corporations are out to get you-some want to help.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Inventory-Based Lines of Credit

How one company deals with a common cash-flow problem
Bank Loans and Microloans

Fair Game

What to know about your loans before buying another business
Venture Capital

Jackpot!

Why bet the farm on an unknown VC when you can find a source with the funds and know-how you need to take your business to the big-money table?
Accepting Payments

Chargebacks: A Huge Price to Pay

If you're not careful, customers can take advantage of you big-time.
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