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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.

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Meticulous planning and plenty of hard work are the keys to crowdfunding the capital you need to launch.

Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club

This startup has entered an elite and growing group that has raised seven figures on the popular crowdfunding site.

Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting.

Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language

It’s your responsibility to translate your message into values and priorities that the intended receiver can readily relate to.

Want to Get Rich? Know How to Diversify Your Investments.

"People don't get rich by tip-toeing in with $100 investments all over the place."

11 Things You're Probably Too Polite to Tell the VC Who Wasted Your Time

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.

This Mosquito-Repelling Wristband Might Just Save Your Summer

Invisaband, a mosquito repellent band that lasts for 120 hours, is seeking to raise $10,000 on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework

Before you ask anyone for money, do research into your market segment with these six free to inexpensive resources.

5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator's Demo Day

An investor's preview of the companies that have caught his eye at the Californian accelerator's summer event.

Investors Are Hungry for Food Startups

Traditionally a field dominated by technology and biotechnology, venture investors have developed an appetite for food.

Every Entrepreneur Should Know These 3 Essentials About Crowdfunding

What you may not know about this emerging industry could be keeping you back from opportunities.

Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.

The 7 Due Diligence Basics for Investing in a Startup

There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it.

Leverage Video to Cut Through the Crowdfunding Clutter

A picture is worth a thousand words but a good video can be worth a lot of dollars.

The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors

When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders.

5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch -- a trait that could cloud your financial judgment. Here are five lessons to keep your business from becoming a cash casualty

5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong

Owners often don't spend enough time estimating the projected arrival of various revenue streams while considering their deadlines to pay expenses. Here's how to apply the necessary dilligence.

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Someone that doesn’t pay attention to their money or is disrespectful of it is someone lacking money.

How to Anticipate Cash-Flow Problems

Do advance planning to avoid a crash course in the lesson you don't want to learn the hard way.

Protect your Partnership With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Learn more about these critical agreements that define value and buy-out procedures when one someone leaves a partnership.

7 Tips for Investing in Your First Company

Startups have an intoxication allure for investors but expect to get rich slowly, if at all.

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Alex Katz.

Assisting entrepreneurs for years with startup finances, this month's expert Alex Katz is looking to take people's questions relating to bookkeeping, payroll, financial statement preparation, tax issues and more.
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