Financing a Business

Creating a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is much like drawing a blueprint for the success of your business. It is an exercise that helps the entrepreneur get all of his thoughts in the proper place, and determine what you need to do for success and how to get there, much the way a road map takes you […]

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Where To Acquire Business Capital

Financing a business is always an important decision, and one subject to many myths and misunderstandings. Many people think that grants and venture capitalists are flowing like rivers. The truth is, while grants for starting a business do exist for some specialized categories, they are hard to get and there are relatively few of them. […]

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What Are Investors Looking For?

What investors are looking for is a very simple question, with a very simple answer. Investors want a return on their investment. In other words, they want to be assured that if they invest money in an enterprise, that they have a better than average chance of that investment of money making more money for […]

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Starting a Business With Government Help

Frequent watchers of late night television often think that simply applying for a government grant will give them the necessary capital to start a business. While there are a lucky few who get their money that way, they are very few, and very far between. To receive a grant to start a business it is […]

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What Are Potential Investors Looking For In Your Business?

Investors in your business are a dream many entrepreneurs wish for. Added capital from investment allows business growth, invigorated marketing efforts, new employees, new facilities and expansion. What exactly are potential investors looking for in your business? Investors are looking for a way to make a profit from their money. A way for their money […]

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How to Create a Financial Statement

Creating a financial statement for a small business isn’t difficult, but it does require accuracy and a flair for numbers. What is a financial statement? It is a document that accurately details all financial data of your business. This includes all income from all sources. Also all expenses, all assets and all liabilities. It is […]

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What You Need To Know About Managing Your Finances

Part of a being an adult is adequately managing your finances and this is especially true for business owners. Unlike the federal government, individuals and businesses live on budgets and need to stick to them to avoid unpleasant situations like bankruptcy. A few basic rules to follow are: 1. Live below your means. If you […]

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