Money

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.
Accounting Basics

Why You Need an Accountant

Our startup expert explains how to work with one of the new professionals in your business life.
Angel Investors

What Investors Really Want

Forget what you think you know about getting start-up or expansion capital. Here's what investors are looking for.
Financing

Factor Your Receivables for More Cash

Need a quick cash infusion? A factoring service can help you out.
Financing

Going for Broker

At the end of your rope for ways to finance your business's growth? Forget the usual suspects and try the last place you'd think of.
Financial Analysis

How to Calculate Your Breakeven Point

You need to keep this figure as low as possible. But do you know how to calculate the breakeven point when you sell multiple products?
Financing

Develop Your Idea With Pre-Launch Funding

Even if you only have a concept--and not a full-fledged business-- you may still be able to get funding at this stage.
Accepting Payments

Wireless Payment Processing for Your Business

Like every other technology under the sun, payment processing is going wireless. But is it a good investment for your business?
Accounting Basics

Add an Accountant to Your Business Team

Let an accountant handle your complex finances so you can concentrate on building your business.
Loans from Friends and Family

Accepting Money From Friends & Family

4 ways to get your cash without wreaking havoc on your personal relationships
Financing

Stock Options

More entrepreneurs are now choosing to sell private stock offerings. And in saying no to IPOs, they're reaping the benefits.
Angel Investors

Playing an Angel

Even when the financial arena is dealing nothing but bum hands, angel investors can be the wild card that puts you on top.
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