Finance

Starting a Business

The 30-Second Business Plan

Want to impress a potential investor quickly? Here's exactly what to say.
Starting a Business

Plastic Rap

The pros and cons of the latest trend--using credit cards to finance your business
Finance

Going Somewhere?

Keeping a financial road map in your company's back pocket is always a capital idea.
Finance

There's No Hiding It

All the cool companies are expensing their options. Can your business survive without that extra earnings padding?
Finance

Why Should <I>You</I> Take the Fall?

A big client's bankruptcy shouldn't mean life or death for your business. Insure yourself with a UCC filing.
Finance

Understanding Convertible Loans

Before you borrow funds with a convertible loan, make sure it's a positive move for the future of your business.
Finance

Planning Equipment Purchases to Your Tax Advantage

How to use depreciation and Section 179 asset expensing to deduct the cost of additional equipment for your business
Finance

Online vs. Offline Debit Transactions

How to decide which processing method is right for your business
Finance

Going After Overdue Accounts

When those invoices just aren't getting paid, you may have to hire a collection agency. Here's how to find the right one.
Finance

Big Shots

Are your chances of landing a big accounting firm following Enron down the drain?
Finance

Do Tips Count as Income?

The IRS wrestles with restaurants over tip reporting and scores a big win.
Starting a Business

Bootstrapping Your Startup

No, you don't need investors to start your dream business. Here's how to make it happen with your own money.
Finance

How to Value Your Inventory

It's a great way to gain insight into the financial health of your business.
Finance

Woe Is the CFO

These days, CFO may have more responsibility than the acronym was meant to handle. Does yours have what it takes to handle the scrutiny and the pressure?
Finance

Hold On to What's Yours

Get the money you need without giving up too much of the company.