Finance & Accounting

Preparing for a Loan Meeting to Get a Business Loan

If you run a small business, there may come a time when you need extra funds in the form of a loan to help with your cash flow. Here’s how to be prepared when that time comes.

Types of Business Loans: Apply for One & Get a Financial Boost

If you have a small business, you may cringe at the idea of taking out a business loan. However, getting one can sometimes make the difference between financial success and failure.

Business Ratios & Financial Ratio Analysis: Formulas to Keep You Informed

How do you know when something needs to be addressed or modified within your small business? When you are looking to see what is going wrong, there are several ratios that will help you to find out quickly.

How to Figure out Your Small Business Bottom Line

How do you know how well your small business is (or isn’t!) doing? If you’ve been looking at your bank account to find out, you may want to rethink that strategy.

Tips for Starting Your Small Business on a Low Budget

It is not necessary to invest tons of money in order to start a new business. There are many ways that you can start your business without breaking the bank.

Cash or Accrual Accounting - Which is Better for Your Small Business?

One of the best parts of running a small business is the accounting end of things. This is the area where you get to see the real results of all the hard work that you put into a business, where you see in very stark numbers if your idea is working - or if it is failing.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Small Business Funding Options

Every business needs some sort of initial cash outlay if it expects to succeed, no matter how small. And if you want your small business to grow, it is likely that you will need to continue putting money into it well after your initial start up phase is behind you.

Payroll Taxes and the Small Business Owner: Let the Good Times Roll

One thing that no one likes to talk about, unless you are a certain type of bureaucrat, is taxes of any form. Taxes are highly complicated, irritating, and boring - but unfortunately, they are a sure part of business life.

Small Business Investors: Making a Golden Connection

So you have a great idea in mind and would like to convert that idea into financial success. You will need to start a business to transform your idea into a product - and this is where things could get a little difficult.

Small Business Debt Loans: When Not to Search for Outside Loans

If you are planning to start a new business or you just want to expand your business by bringing in additional capital, you may be looking for financing. But there are times when looking for a loan just isn’t feasible.