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Don't Let Disaster Devastate You. Take These 3 Steps Now.
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Plan ahead and hopefully you’ll never have to put your plan into action. But if you ever need it, you’ll be glad you have it.
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

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Without accurate and up-to-date numbers, your business can suffer. Here's how to upgrade your reporting.
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

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It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
April 9, 2014 in Starting a Business
8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation

8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation

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A startup approaching a large company to market its wares needs to be prepared in multiple ways. Follow this guidance from a venture capital firm.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

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An arts entrepreneur shares four lessons in innovating -- in art form and business style. Marshal resources and build personal connections.
April 1, 2014 in The 'Treps
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

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Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
March 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
Americans Are Struggling to Save

Americans Are Struggling to Save

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A new survey found that two thirds of Americans have made 'fair' or 'no' progress in meeting their savings needs.
February 28, 2014 in Money
Owning a Home Is Getting More Expensive

Owning a Home Is Getting More Expensive

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The estimated monthly house payment for a median-priced, three-bedroom home purchased at the end of 2013 was a whopping 21 percent higher than it was at the end of 2012, according to RealtyTrac.
February 27, 2014 in Money
10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

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Before you have any serious financial obligations, here are some things to put your money in that will pay off later in life.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

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Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.
February 21, 2014 in Managing Employees
What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

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From hockey-stick growth to flat lines, projections can run the gamut. For our series The Grind, the founder of S.W. Basics offers up advice about how she handled these, at times, elusive forecasts.
February 20, 2014 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Photos: Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

Funding Your Business on Your Own? Learn From These 7 Entrepreneurs

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Seven entrepreneurs offer up bootstrapping-financial advice to those aspiring to start their own business.
February 17, 2014 in Startup Financing
It's Tax-Crunch Time: How to Keep Your Accounting in Check

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

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With tax season upon businesses, here are a few ways to make number crunching less daunting.
February 11, 2014 in Tax Center
8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

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A financial advisor shares advice on how to keep your investments in check.
February 2, 2014 in Starting a Business
U.K. Lawmakers Tell Queen to Think More Like an Entrepreneur

U.K. Lawmakers Tell Queen to Think More Like an Entrepreneur

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Lawmakers have given the Queen's royal officials some financial advice.
January 28, 2014 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Why You Should Commit to Small Daily Improvements and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Why You Should Commit to Small Daily Improvements and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at why big goals start with small actions, how falling in love with boredom helps you stay driven and more advice for business owners.
January 24, 2014 in Productivity
Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

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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.
January 22, 2014 in Grow Your Business
3 Ways to Make More Cash in 2014

3 Ways to Make More Cash in 2014

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Who doesn't want to earn more money? Here are three new ways small businesses can roll in the dough in 2014.
December 23, 2013 in Money
What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

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Understanding how bankers work with small-business owners will help you make the most of your relationship.
October 14, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
September 30, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

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The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but don't be too hasty in leaving your bread-and-butter job.
September 9, 2013 in Your Business Plan
5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

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Being well-informed about your personal finance choices and decisions will help you be smarter about your money. Here's how to stay educated.
August 29, 2013 in Personal Finance
Break out of Your Mom-And-Pop Shell With Polished Financials

Break out of Your Mom-And-Pop Shell With Polished Financials

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No one likes dealing with financial stuff but the president of financial service company Consero Global Bill Klein provides us the skinny on the importance of investing in your startup's financial data.
August 19, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

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Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
August 14, 2013 in Sales

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

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With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.
June 13, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

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