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.

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

Royalty Treatment

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

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


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.
Venture Capital

Reality Check

If you're looking for venture capital funding, you'll need more than just a new idea to get it.
Venture Capital

Going Once, Going Twice

Sold! Whether you're buying or selling stock, the IPO auction may be the best way for you to get a fair deal.
Angel Investors

Send Me an Angel

With new angel funds and networks popping up nationwide, that shouldn't be too hard to do.

Value Chain Financing

Get creative with your search for start-up capital.
Accepting Payments

Stop Credit Card Fraud

Accepting credit card orders through your Web site can be costly-unless you're prepared for foul play.
Financial Analysis

Forecasting Your Sales Revenue

Creating reasonable sales forecasts for your company is easier than you might think.
Angel Investors

Cash In On Your Class

The rewards of college: friends, a degree . . . and venture capital?

Keep It Real

Got a good line to feed investors? Don't bother-they've heard it all before.
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