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Smallest Startups Rely On Personal Funding Sources
July 30th, 2014
More than 60 percent of new microbusiness owners rely on non-retirement, personal savings as the lead source of funding for their businesses.
Managing Cash Flow: 4 Tips for Small Businesses
July 17th, 2014
These four tips will help making managing your business's cash flow much easier.
ROBS 101: Your Guide to Rollovers as Business Start-Ups
July 3rd, 2014
With ROBS, you're investing in your own business, and your 401(k) becomes a shareholder in your business.
4 Things Investors Really Want to Know
June 30th, 2014
If investors are going to fund your business, they need to believe in it first. Here are four key things to keep in mind when trying to get an investor on board.
5 Ways to Win Over Startup Investors
June 24th, 2014
While the idea is critical, investors take much more into consideration when deciding whether or not to hand over some of their cash to a budding entrepreneur.
Outsourcing Payroll: 10 Payroll Services Companies to Consider
June 12th, 2014
If processing payroll is becoming a hassle for your small business, it may be time to think about outsourcing the job to a payroll service.
It's Time for Businesses to Rethink Long-Term Investment Decisions
June 4th, 2014
Business Bank Account Checklist: Documents You'll Need
May 25th, 2014
Before you go to the bank to open your business bank account, make sure you have all the proper documentation.
Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
May 13th, 2014
If you're launching a new business and need to open a bank account, you may wonder how a poor credit score will affect the process.
Debt vs. Equity Financing: What's the Best Choice for Your Business?
May 6th, 2014
In the world of small business financing, there are lenders and there are investors. Which is the better option?
5 Common Money Mistakes Small Businesses Make
April 29th, 2014
Many new entrepreneurs make critical finance management mistakes, some of which could end up costing them their business. Here are five common financial pitfalls and how to avoid them.
PayPal's Mobile Credit Card Reader: What You Need to Know
April 23rd, 2014
A roundup of what reviewers are saying about Paypal's mobile credit card reader.
Is Now the Best Time for a Business Loan?
July 22nd, 2014
Increased economic confidence among bankers and entrepreneurs may be making business loans easier to obtain for everyone.
Negotiating Your Way to Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
July 14th, 2014
Want the lowest credit card processing fees? Here's how to negotiate with vendors.
Small Business Grants: What First-Time Applicants Need to Know
July 2nd, 2014
If you need financial assistance for your business, one option you have is to apply for a grant. Here's what first-time applicants should know about the process.
Too Soon for Taxes? 6 Prep Steps to Take Now
June 27th, 2014
Here are six midyear tax checkup tips to help small business owners exercise greater control over their tax filings and avoid common — and costly — mistakes.
Should I Do Payroll Myself or Use a Payroll Service?
June 19th, 2014
Consider the pros and cons before deciding whether to do it yourself.
US Businesses Remain Cautious on Spending Despite Optimism
June 11th, 2014
While three-quarters of U.S. senior finance executives predict economic expansion in 2014, they are among the most cautious in the world when it comes to their spending and investment plans.
Can't Get a Business Loan? A Guide to Alternative Business Financing
June 3rd, 2014
If your loan application doesn't get approved by the bank, don't worry; there are plenty of other places to look for funding.
Top CEOs Deserve High Salaries, Researchers Say
May 21st, 2014
Despite what some people may think, top-tier executives actually deserve their hefty paychecks.
Accepting Credit Cards: A Small Business Guide
May 12th, 2014
No matter what kind of business you’ve got, you’re probably going to need to accept credit cards. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.
5 Things to Look for in a Business Bank Account
May 5th, 2014
Your financial institution can be more than a place to house your small business bank account. Ask about these five time- and money-saving services that banks are beginning to offer.
Beyond the Password: Why You Need 2-Factor Authentication
April 25th, 2014
Does your company use two-factor authentication to protect its data? If not, maybe it's time you considered adopting the practice.
How Is CEO Compensation Determined? It's Complicated
April 22nd, 2014
New research focuses specifically on what measures companies use to assess CEO performance as it relates to compensation.
Need an Alternative Lender? 3 Things to Consider
July 22nd, 2014
Alternative lenders are becoming a popular financing choice for aspiring small business owners. Here's what you need to know about choosing a lender that's right for you.
5 Tricks to Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
July 13th, 2014
How to cut credit card processing fees as a small business.
Crowdfunding Challenges Most Startups Don't Expect
July 1st, 2014
Crowdfunding can be a fast, effective way to raise startup cash, but it's not always as easy as it sounds. Here are four crowdfunding challenges you may not have expected to face.
5 Things You Should Know About Revenue-Based Financing
June 26th, 2014
Need capital for your small business but can't get a bank loan? Here's what you need to know about revenue-based financing.
6 Questions All Business Investors Want Answered
June 19th, 2014
There are 6 questions that every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer in an investor pitch meeting.
Need a Small Business Loan? 6 Tips to Make the Process Go Smoothly
June 6th, 2014
Obtaining a small business loan isn't as easy as you might think. Here's how to speed up the process.
Racism Impacts Small Business Loan Applicants
May 30th, 2014
Minorities seeking small business loans are treated differently than their white counterparts, despite having identical qualifications on paper.
7 Time Saving Tips for Using QuickBooks
May 15th, 2014
Using Quickbooks. Here are some tips to use it better and more efficiently.
Mobile Credit Card Processing: Fees and Pricing Explained
May 7th, 2014
Mobile payment processing can be complex. Here's a simple guide for understanding the costs associated with mobile credit card processing.
Choosing a Business Bank Account: 5 Things to Consider
May 1st, 2014
Want to get the most out of your business bank account? Ask your banker about these five free features to help you save time and money.
Should Your Small Business Offer a 401(k) Plan?
April 24th, 2014
Even as a small business, it's important for you and your employees to begin planning for retirement. Here are a few factors to consider if you're thinking about implementing a 401(k) plan.
10 Things That Could Keep You From Getting a Small Business Loan
April 16th, 2014
If you're applying for a small business loan, beware of these 10 things that could trip you up.
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