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Marketing ROI: Budgeting Your Money Wisely

Calculating the return on investment for your marketing can sometimes seem impossible. Yet it's necessary to make sure you're budgeting wisely. Here's how to translate your efforts into numbers.
3 Signs You Need to Take a Pay Cut

3 Signs You Need to Take a Pay Cut

CEOs are cutting back on their salaries left and right this week -- from President Obama to J.C. Penney CEO, Ron Johnson. Are you a candidate for a pay cut? Here are three signs you might be.
5 Personal Finance Tips for Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs

5 Personal Finance Tips for Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs

How to go all-in on a new business venture without draining your personal bank account.
Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Budget? 3 Tips to Rein in Your Startup Costs

Startups simply must make a budget and stick to it. Otherwise, you could wind up a statistic. Here are just three ways to keep your costs down.
The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

The Basics of Building a Budget for Your Business

How to think about the big picture and create the most effective budget.
Where Is Your Business Overspending?

Where Is Your Business Overspending?

The most unexpected areas of overspending for a small and growing business.
How to Talk With Your Spouse About Money

How to Talk With Your Spouse About Money

The four financial issues every couple should talk about.
How Much Should You Spend on Business Travel?

How Much Should You Spend on Business Travel?

When you're footing the bill it's up to you: business class or public transportation?
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

A Data-Driven Reality Check for Your Marketing Budget

To make better marketing budget decisions, listen to what your business data can tell you. Here are some tips for getting started.
How Dividing Your Savings Can Help You Reach Your Goals

How Dividing Your Savings Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Splitting your money into a multiple, targeted savings accounts can help you see budgeting benchmarks more clearly.
A Checklist for Strategic Cost Cutting

A Checklist for Strategic Cost Cutting

Looking for smart ways to trim spending at your business? Here's advice on how to get started.
3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid

3 Belt-Tightening Mistakes to Avoid

Where to be extra careful when you trim budgets.
A Quick Guide to Crafting a Budget Plan

A Quick Guide to Crafting a Budget Plan

A look at web tools and strategies for putting together a spending plan you can stick to for your small business.
Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Five Steps to Get Your Business Finances in Order

Establishing solid corporate and accounting strategies from the start is critical when launching a business. Consider this advice to get off on the right financial foot.
Why You Should Ditch Your Annual Budget

Why You Should Ditch Your Annual Budget

If your business needs to be nimble, a rolling forecast is a better bet than an annual budget.
Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look

Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look

While not a major overhaul, upgrades to this popular financial software can help users plan spending and reduce debt.
How Much Should I Pay Myself?

How Much Should I Pay Myself?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, on when and how business owners should take a paycheck. His advice: Make it a percentage of your revenue but also consider how efficiently you run your business. Part of our Coaches Corner series.
Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

Five Common Startup Money Mistakes

It's easy to go wrong when mapping out financials for a new venture. Here's how to avoid some typical potholes.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 3. Calculating Startup Costs

You'll want a good estimate of the cash you need to launch. These tips can help. The third in a 10-part series.
How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?

How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., offers tips for people looking to bootstrap their own business.
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