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Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

Grants vs. Loans – Which Makes More Sense for Your Business?

Grants vs. Loans - Which Makes More Sense for Your Business?

You’re just in the planning stage of starting a business, and you’re looking for money to help you launch on the right foot. Or maybe you’ve been in business a while and could use a little extra capital to take your company to the next level. No matter where you are in your business’ life… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Restaurant & Bars, Small Business Loans

This Common Practice Could Hurt Your Restaurant’s Financial Future

This Common Practice Could Hurt Your Restaurant's Financial Future

For businesses whose customers pay in cash, like restaurants, there is a specific financial practice that – although tempting – can hurt your restaurant’s future in more ways than one. From criminal consequences to crippling your restaurant’s ability to grow, under-reporting cash sales or skimming from the till can put your business at risk. The… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

How to Tell When Your Business Will Become Profitable

How to Tell When Your Business Will Become Profitable

Business success doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, some small business owners have a can’t-miss business idea, a wide-open market and many eager customers waiting to buy what they sell – but most businesses need time to become profitable. For example, as described in this article, many well-known and successful companies did not make a profit for… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

Did You Know Your Facebook Newsfeed Can Save Your Business From Financial Failure?

Did You Know Your Facebook Newsfeed Can Save Your Business From Financial Failure?

Just like anyone else, small business owners are often affected by big changes in the economy. Being a small business owner is great because it gives you the freedom to make money by finding your own comfortable niche and selling to customers on a microeconomic scale – but sometimes even the smallest businesses need to… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

The Sole Proprietor’s Simple Guide to Rocking Business Expenses

The Sole Proprietor's Simple Guide to Rocking Business Expenses

Most financial experts would agree that it is a good business practice to keep your records straight. One area that’s important for sole proprietors to keep in mind is that personal and professional records should always be kept separate. New business owners – especially those operating as sole proprietors – may not appreciate the significance… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

How to Definitively Know When Revenue is Stable Enough for Massive Growth

How to Definitively Know When Revenue is Stable Enough for Massive Growth

Many new business owners find that each stage of business growth brings new rewards and new challenges. If you are the founder of a fast-growing startup and you have big ambitions for growth, it can be hard to know exactly when is the right time to take the leap and scale your company.   Here… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

9 Effective Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Monthly Business Budget

9 Effective Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Monthly Business Budget

“Too much month at the end of the money” is a common lament both among regular wage-earning individuals and owners of businesses just like you. What’s also all too common is a sense of surprise when the money runs out. Often, that surprise comes from not clamping down on basic business spending. It’s not the… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

The Complete Guide to Profit and Loss Statements

The Complete Guide to Profit and Loss Statements

Of all the financial reports and statements that you need to run your business, the profit and loss statement is the single most important one. Not only does it show you the financial health of your company by summarizing all of your expenses and revenues, but it can also help you get financing, since investors… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

8 Huge Mistakes You’re Making in Your Bookkeeping

8 Huge Mistakes You're Making in Your Bookkeeping

You’re an artist. Or a baker. A consultant. Or a restaurant owner. You’re not an accountant. So understandably, navigating the world of managing your own finances might be a little challenging for you. While you’d love to hire an accountant to manage them for you, it’s simply not in the budget. Not to worry: it’s… Read more

Cash Flow

5 Benefits of Crowdsourcing for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

5 Benefits of Crowdsourcing for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

As a small business entrepreneur, it’s easy to wind up time poor. One of the biggest challenges in today’s fast paced, tech-driven world is ensuring the creative branding around your business is on the money. The must-have toolkit includes an effective logo, a smart website and a uniform social media presence to catch the eye… Read more