You need experience to hit up investors, but no one said it had to be your own.
Cash Flow & Money Management
Think of your company's intangible assets as the foundation of your business. Without them, you've just got a pile of rubble.
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.
They're not just there to keep the books--they're there to help you run your business smarter.
Don't be intimidated by the jargon. We'll help you figure out what the heck they're saying.
Want investors to check out your plan? Have it hand-delivered by someone who matters.
Sum up all your business's transactions in the general ledger.
Regardless of whether your investors' intentions are honorable, you can make sure their letter of intent is.
Managing Cash Flow
It's just as important in business as it was in elementary school.
Getting a merchant account is just the first step. Now find out what kind of equipment you'll need to process credit card payments.
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.
Part II of a two-part series on turning around a troubled company
Instead of selling ownership, sell a piece of the revenue stream.
After years of searching for expansion capital, this fashion designer has realized that it was just a matter of style.
It's your hard-earned money. Be aware of what you're paying for.
An investment firm has made you an offer. Now learn what the numbers mean.
Not all big corporations are out to get you-some want to help.
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?
If you're not careful, customers can take advantage of you big-time.
If you're looking for venture capital funding, you'll need more than just a new idea to get it.
Sold! Whether you're buying or selling stock, the IPO auction may be the best way for you to get a fair deal.
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