Finance & Money

Ultimately your measure of small business success will be on the value you create for customers – and the value you get in exchange in the form of payments. In this section we help you set up a sound accounting system with efficient bookkeeping processes, prepare for tax filings, manage your money by looking at your personal finances and business finances and possibly outside loans/financing, and extract the most value possible via sound pricing strategies and payment and collections systems. Then, when the time comes, we’ll help you identify exit strategies such as selling your business.

Money Management

  • Nonprofits and Reasonable Compensation Every so often a front page news story will appear citing a seemingly outrageous number as the
  • Can Your Nonprofit Raise Money Through Crowdfunding? Like all things entrepreneurial, crowdfunding has its legends. Most of the time the stories run According to CraigConnects.org, a website created by the founder of Craiglist to support
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    Payments & Collections

  • Nonprofit Fundraising in the Digital Age The Internet has changed everything from the way we stay connected to the way you can find a mate
  • Are Paper Checks Costing Your Business Money? Do you still pay your small business’s bills by writing paper checks? Do you issue paper
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    Pricing Strategy

  • The Price is Right:Tips on Charging the Right Amount for Your Products and Services You finally achieved your dream of starting a small business based on your passion. Part of that
  • Four Ways to Maximize Profits For Your Small Business Determining the price for your product or service can be a bit tricky and maximizing your profits
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    Financing / Loans

  • Bank Loan Request for Small Business Readers who do not yet have the advantage of knowing you will judge you by your writing. Pay Executive Summary  ADVENTURE WORKS is a high-end design and remodeling firm with a
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    Exit Strategies

  • 10 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Business If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to Here are 10 ways to make your business more valuable: 1.   Don’t let it be just
  • Best Practice for Selling Your Business USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, gives advice on the best ways to sell your business in a Q: Steve – I have read your columns for years and appreciate your advice. Maybe you can
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    Selling a Business

  • What You Must Know About Business Valuation What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many Professional appraisers who regularly conduct business valuations say that owners err on both
  • Best Practice for Selling Your Business USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, gives advice on the best ways to sell your business in a Q: Steve – I have read your columns for years and appreciate your advice. Maybe you can
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    Accounting Basics

  • Balance Sheet Template Projecting your balance sheet can be quite a complex accounting problem, but that does not mean Using your last historical balance sheet as a starting point, project what your balance sheet
  • Opening Day Balance Sheet A balance sheet shows the financial position of your company at a single moment in time; in this Here are some accounting rules which will help you construct an accurate balance sheet: Assets
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    Budgets

  • 5 Common Money Mistakes Small Businesses Make Plenty of factors can contribute to a business venture's demise. Sometimes it's a lack of "In many instances, [financial mistakes] are due to poor financial planning on the front end
  • Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll This Microsoft Excel Workbook is designed to provide those starting a business or already
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    Bookkeeping

  • 5 Common Money Mistakes Small Businesses Make Plenty of factors can contribute to a business venture's demise. Sometimes it's a lack of "In many instances, [financial mistakes] are due to poor financial planning on the front end
  • Sinking Library / What If I Forget the Books? Ted: What if I don’t think of the books? Robin: Excuse me? Ted: 
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    Personal Finance

  • Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll This Microsoft Excel Workbook is designed to provide those starting a business or already
  • Keeping Your Financial House in Order Many small business owners would rather do almost anything than spend time keeping the books, But tending to financial basics is critical to keeping a small business of almost any size or
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    Business Plans

  • Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll This Microsoft Excel Workbook is designed to provide those starting a business or already
  • How Poor Forecasting Can Sabotage Your Business Plan In the pages ahead I will share with you some of the major ways poor forecasting can sabotage Introduction I met with a friend recently who shares my interest in launching and funding
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    Legal Issues

  • One Deduction You Should Take
  • Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance Your small business insurance is there to protect you. As a small business owner, you know
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    Taxes

  • Are You Making These Common Small Business Tax Mistakes? Tax day is almost here and millions of small business owners are scrambling to get their
  • Instant Tax Relief - Last Minute Tax Strategies for Business Owners Tax season is upon us, but it’s not too late to learn some last-minute strategies to help
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