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5 Startup Tips to Avoid Cash Crash and Burn

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
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet

4 Ways to Lessen the Pressure on Your Wallet

Sometimes a solution is counterintuitive: Your fledgling business can save money by spending sums up front.
A Beginner's Guide to Owning Bitcoin

A Beginner's Guide to Owning Bitcoin

All the basics you need to know to (legally) score your first Bitcoin. Proceed with caution.
Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.
Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Are You Financially Equipped to Run a Food Truck?

Learn what type of monetary outlay comes with owning and operating a mobile food business.
Why Does It Still Feel Wrong to Make More Than Your Husband?

Why Does It Still Feel Wrong to Make More Than Your Husband?

Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert and author of 'When She Makes More,' earns significantly more than her husband. And society, starting with her very own mother, has a hard time with that.
You've Been an Intrapreneur. Are You Ready to Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur?

You've Been an Intrapreneur. Are You Ready to Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur?

Find out the difference between the two roles from someone who has started a venture as his own company as well as worked on startups within firms.
Don't Let Disaster Devastate You. Take These 3 Steps Now.

Don't Let Disaster Devastate You. Take These 3 Steps Now.

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.
Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

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.
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
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

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.
Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

An arts entrepreneur shares four lessons in innovating -- in art form and business style. Marshal resources and build personal connections.
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.
Americans Are Struggling to Save

Americans Are Struggling to Save

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

Owning a Home Is Getting More Expensive

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.
10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

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

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.
What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

What a CFO Taught My Startup About Projections

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

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

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

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.
8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

8 Financial Planning Tips to Keep in Mind This Year

A financial advisor shares advice on how to keep your investments in check.
U.K. Lawmakers Tell Queen to Think More Like an Entrepreneur

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

Lawmakers have given the Queen's royal officials some financial advice.
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

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.
Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

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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