Cash-Flow Management

How I Saved
Business Optimization

How I Saved

Looking for ways to do more with less? Consider the tactics that some small-business owners have devised to stretch a dollar.
Ameen Khwaja
The Year-End Accounting Missteps of Rookie Entrepreneurs
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The Year-End Accounting Missteps of Rookie Entrepreneurs

This time of year may be about giving, but don't forget to devote plenty of time to getting your books in order. Here are a few often-missed year-end accounting tasks.
Amrik Randhawa
3 Ways to Kick Start Your Business into 2013
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3 Ways to Kick Start Your Business into 2013

Stop futzing around. Here's how to propel your business forward -- right now.
Erika Napoletano
Why Mid-Year Tax Reviews Are a Must for First-Time Entrepreneurs
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Why Mid-Year Tax Reviews Are a Must for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Waiting until the end of the year to get your books in order can be a losing gamble. Consider knocking out those year-end anxieties now.
Amrik Randhawa
How to Analyze Your Business Expenses
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How to Analyze Your Business Expenses

Whether you are going it alone, or you just want to understand what your CFO is doing, here are the best strategies for analyzing expenses in your business.
How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1
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How to Be Cash-Flow Positive on Day 1

When Caroline Ceniza-Levine quit her day job to start a business, she needed to have revenue coming in immediately. Hear how she did it.
Colleen DeBaise
Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know
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Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Credit-card giants agree to pay more than $6 billion to settle an antitrust case.
Catherine Clifford
3 Signs You May Need to Ditch Your Bank
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3 Signs You May Need to Ditch Your Bank

It is a hassle to change banks. Here is when it is worth it.
Catherine Clifford
3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card
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3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
Catherine Clifford
5 Ways to Get Paid Faster
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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

Is your small business caught in a cash crunch? Consider these steps to get customers to speed up and cut that check.
Catherine Clifford
3 Simple Financial Tools to Help Track Business Success
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3 Simple Financial Tools to Help Track Business Success

Financial dashboards are a popular way for small business owners to manage their money and track their growth without the hassle and expense of a business consultant.
Catherine Clifford
A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make
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A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

Starting your own business will affect many parts of your life, including how you manage your finances.
Catherine Clifford
Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown
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Small Businesses Suffer in States Hardest Hit By Housing Meltdown

Southeastern states have a particularly high percentage of small businesses being hamstrung by tight credit conditions.
Catherine Clifford
More Businesses Burdened By Slow-Paying Customers
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More Businesses Burdened By Slow-Paying Customers

About one in seven small business owners cite payment irregularities as their most challenging business problem.
Catherine Clifford