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Eileen P. Gunn

Eileen P. Gunn

Eileen P. Gunn is a freelance writer in New York.

Finance

How to Survive a Tax Audit

These five tips can help you minimize the stress of IRS scrutiny should your return raise a red flag.
Finance

When to Hire a Bookkeeper or Accountant

When QuickBooks takes you only so far, it's time to bring in a financial pro.
Project Grow

Five Tips for Asking Friends and Family for Funding

Sure, securing seed money for your startup is important, but so is preserving the relationships of those closest to you. Here's how to do both.
Payments

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

Tired of high credit-card processing fees? Here are three ways to save when accepting payments.
Finance

How to Pitch Investors: Four Tips from TechStars New York

If you want to impress investors, you can pick up some pointers from the participants in this hot business-accelerator program.
worth-knowing

Tips to Consider When You're Ready to Sell

HARO founder Peter Shankman shares insight from the sale of his business.
Run a Better Business

Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners

Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to recordkeeping.
Finance

Raising Cash from Customers to Fund Growth

How a small Pittsburgh company uses presales to source expansion capital.
Project Grow

Don't Let These Tax Write-Offs Trip You Up

Some deductions may be worth a second look. Then there are those you want to be extra careful about.
Starting a Business

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.
Finance

How to Find the Right Investor for Your Business

Your investor-entrepreneur relationship is important. After all, you may be living with it every day for years to come.
Finance

How to Approach Lenders Now

Borrowers should be prepared to talk about how they steered through the downturn.
Finance

Five Tax Write-Offs You Might Not Know About

A slew of new breaks are now available on common expenses for some growing companies.
Finance

The Five Things You Must Do Before Approaching Any Investor

How to show financial backers that your business has what it takes to succeed.
Starting a Business

Boot Camps for Entrepreneurs

These programs can provide you with the tools you'll need before seeking out investors for your startup.