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Use Financial Management Basics to Help Your Business Succeed Learn the Basics - Financial Management Tips All small businesses have something in common: a need to fully understand financial aspects such as budgets, cash flow, pricing and balance sheets. Otherwise, entrepreneurs may not fully understand what's happening with their business until it... View
Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, financial ratios, cost of goods sold, amortization and depreciation for your small business. View
Start-Up Expenses Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this pitfall is to adopt a rigorous approach to your research and planning. Our Startup Expenses worksheet will lead you... View
Understanding Your Business Credit Score How much do you know about your business’s credit score? If the answer is “not much,” you’re not alone – Entrepreneur magazine reports that less than 10% of all business owners understand how their business credit is established. However, if you want to access... View
Choosing the Business Idea That’s Right For You: 4 Important Questions to Ask For a certain breed of entrepreneurially-minded people, coming up with new business ideas is like a never-ending parlor game. They come to you at the grocery store, in the shower, and over dinner. You start way too many sentences with the phrase, “I have a business idea.” You even get... View
Negotiating Tips for Small Business Success Negotiating is something that every business owner and entrepreneur does on a regular basis. Whether it’s a deal with a vendor, a client, an investor or superstar employee you’re trying to hire, negotiating skills come in handy all the time. View
How to Hire Employees for Your Startup Employees. You may be the brains of your business, but the people you hire will be your company’s backbone. But hiring employees isn’t just as simple and doing a few interviews and picking the right candidate. You’ll also need to file some official paperwork. We’ll show... View
Guide to Sample Business Plans and Templates Starting or expanding a business? Looking for small business loans, venture capital, angel investors or other financial backing?  Then you need a business plan, plain and simple. Every successful startup begins with a sound business plan. View
Should You Hire a Registered Agent or Be Your Own? No matter where you’re starting your business, if you’re forming an LLC or corporation, you’re required to have a registered agent and a registered office. But this doesn’t mean you need to hire a registered agent service. A registered agent is simply a person or entity... View
Best New Business Ideas You Can Start Now Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or looking for your first business idea, SCORE is a resource for inspiration and confirmation.  The following articles will help guide you through the process of brainstorming and selecting your new business idea.  And the topical articles list some... View