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4 Essential Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Overlook

How you set up and run your company from the beginning can have a significant affect on how you eventually exit.

How to Select a Tax Professional for Your Small Business

If you're an entrepreneur, it's critical to find a tax preparer who understands the tax implications of owning a small business as well as your particular needs in order to establish a beneficial relationship.

Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.

Understanding a Business Valuation

Knowing what exactly a business valuation is as well as its components isn't easy. Here's a straightforward rundown.

It's All About the Money: Cash or Accrual Accounting?

Both methods have advantages and drawbacks, and could determine how you file your taxes.

Determining When You Should Hire a Full-Time Accountant

Often entrepreneurs don't have the core competencies to understand accounting, which could result in a startup failing. Here is how an entrepreneur should approach hiring an accountant or outsourcing her financial tasks to ensure success.

The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

Accounting leads the pack while several service-based industries follow closely behind.

10 Ways to Keep Your Company's Cash Flow Alive

Here's what to do after pushed aside all thoughts of the dwindling bank account but now know that you must seriously grapple with it.

Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac

Business owners can now access their data and manage their books from any Apple device in real time.

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

At Entrepreneur magazine's Growth Conference this year, CPA and attorney Mark Kohler explained to an audience of entrepreneurs the importance of finding the right accountant for your business.

These Numbers, Used Properly, Can Help You See Problems in Advance

You're probably already receiving financial statements, but are they doing you any good? Here's what your metrics should look like.

The 7 Deadly Financial Sins of Small Businesses

While the 'average Joe' can breathe a sigh of relief that tax season is behind him, small-business owners can't do the same. To ensure entrepreneurs keep their finances on track all year around, here are seven mistakes to avoid.

Ignore that Accounting Problem -- At Your Own Risk

If you discovered an issue, don't let it fester like an open wound, take care of it as soon as possible.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for.

Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

Without accurate and up-to-date numbers, your business can suffer. Here's how to upgrade your reporting.

My Biggest Mistake: Not Closely Examining the Numbers

An entrepreneur discusses how he fell into the trap of equating revenue with profit.

10 Questions to Ask When Working With an Accountant

Ask your accountant these critical questions to better maximize your profits, tax savings, cash flow and more.

All Business Entities Are Not Created Equal: Finding the Perfect One for You

With tax season in full swing, now is the perfect time to being planning next year and figuring out if you want to change your business structure to help reduce taxes.

10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

Understand your accounting department's methods and foster a process to improve efficiency, transparency and solid reporting.

Put Your Kids to Work and Other Tax-saving Tips for Freelancers

What freelancers don't know can hurt them. Our experts outline the most common tax mistakes.

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.

Don't Overpay Your Taxes: 5 Can't Miss Small-Business Deductions

From satellite car radio to breaking bread with a client, there's plenty your business could claim.

It's Tax-Crunch Time: How to Keep Your Accounting in Check

With tax season upon businesses, here are a few ways to make number crunching less daunting.

Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

When entrepreneurs launch a startup, they often get knee-deep in the day-to-day tasks. While this is necessary to get your business of the ground, it is imperative to continue to focus on the long-term strategy.

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