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Common Cents

Approaching investors who share your interests is the first step to getting the dollars you need.

Drafting Your Budget

Save time and money by preparing the right financial plan for your business.

Important Finance Terms Defined

A quick review of some basic financial terminology every entrepreneur should understand.

Top 10 Finance Terms

Before getting financing, make sure to familiarize yourself with the basic terminology.

Equity Vs. Sub-Debt Financing

Do you need capital to expand your business? These tips will help you determine which of these two types of financing is right for you.
Starting a Business

How to Value Your Startup

These three steps will help you determine what your new business is worth.

Relief Valve?

Done right, a private investment in public equity, or PIPE, could bring your business much-needed cash.

The Many Benefits of Forming an LLC

A closer look at why this legal structure can be good for business.

Commercial Break

When banks can't give you the funds you need, look to commercial finance companies for help.

Does Your Estate Plan Need a Disclaimer Provision?

Make sure your family gets what it needs by including a disclaimer provision in your estate plan.

Negotiating Private Lender Credit Terms

When working with a private lender vs. a commercial bank, there are different considerations to keep in mind.
Starting a Business

The Other Colors of Money

If banks and VCs are out of your financial picture, don't despair. These 3 alternative sources of capital could provide the funding you're looking for.

Money to Burn?

Before you go on a spending spree with your surplus cash, get your priorities straight.

Making Your Estate Plan Flexible

Build flexibility into your estate plan so heirs can avoid the pitfalls of changing tax laws.

Getting Money to Grow

Where to go for funding when you're ready to move beyond the startup stage