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Since every business has its own set of unique challenges, it can be difficult to pinpoint which legal matters you can handle yourself and which require an expert. Here are a few guidelines.
Some new businesses soar. Others languish, crawling slowly forward until their founders’ money and patience are both exhausted, their deaths sadly marked by empty storefronts. Failure is not inevitable. If your product or service is marketable, you can avoid a going-out-of-business sale by honing four critical skills.
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• SBA guaranteed loans: www.sba.gov • California Small Business Development Center: www.centralcoastsbdc.org • Federal Government Grants: www.grants.gov
These are the sources listed throughout the workshops plus a few useful links:.
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The Loan Application Package varies from the lending institution to institution. A pre-qualification conversation with a Loan Officer from your potential lending institution is recommended. Inquire as to the specific documentation required for your first face-to-face meeting.
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Getting your foot in the door Frustration is not a big enough word to describe what you may have to go through getting a loan from a bank. Different banks have different policies regarding what they will lend money for, what their pre-qualifications are, and what they require to complete a loan package.
If you are applying for a Bank or Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan, you will be required to complete a detailed Business Plan as part of the loan package. A SCORE mentor, Small Business Development Council (SBDC) member, or others can assist in preparing the necessary documents. Your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of your business will help those assisting you to understand and work to develop a professional Business Plan for submittal.
The break-even point is very important to know if you're starting a business. Basically, it's the point where the income equals the outgo. But, you still haven't made any money.
In today's complex business climate, a good accountant can make a big difference to your bottom line. While it might be tempting to cut costs and handle things yourself, accounting done well can nearly pay for itself.
1. CASH RECEIPTS/REVENUES a. DATE the money was received and/or the sale was made b. AMOUNT received and/or the amount of the charge sale c. PAYER; who the sale was made to or the cash was received from d. REASON that the cash was received (sale (may want to categorize sale type), account receivable, capital, loan proceeds, etc.) e. SUBSTANTIATION; duplicate deposit slip, paperwork involved with loan, paid invoice, cash register printout, etc.