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startup's finances
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6 Ways to Keep Your Startup’s Finances Balanced Year-Round

Now that we are halfway into 2021, it is time to think about how you can further improve your startup’s operations to guarantee greater success in the latter half of the year. During this process, you will want to ensure that your cybersecurity measures are up to date, properly organize all of your old customer...
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How to Create a Budget for Your New Startup

Some of the most groundbreaking products and services of the 21st century began as startups. Then, why is it that 90 percent of startups fail? While those launching a startup business may have a compelling concept or business idea, it’s difficult to develop stable, predictable cash flows without some financial structure and organization. Establishing a...
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5 Frightening Causes of Small Business Failure

This time of year, ghosts and ghouls aren’t the only things that should be sending chills down your spine. As an entrepreneur, you need to be aware of how very real and serious the potential for small business failure is. "My business is fine," you think, and that might be true.Yet, consider: does anyone ever...
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How to Balance the Books on a Shoestring Budget

When you're just starting up your business, every penny counts. You'd probably rather spend your already limited funds on marketing and growing your business, rather than on something as mundane as accounting. However, having a strong accounting process is the key to managing finances, and that means learning how to balance the books and maintain a...
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Reviewing and Strategizing Your Startup’s Quarterly Budget

The first quarter of 2018 is almost over, which means it’s time to start reviewing your budget. Reviewing your budget on a quarterly, or even monthly, basis helps you understand where your startup needs improvements, where to scale back and where to invest. It also helps you better budget at the end of the year,...
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How to Get a Loan for Your Small Business in 9 Steps

Applying for a small business loan can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to begin, and the finish line can seem so far away. By following these nine simple steps, your dream of obtaining a small business loan is attainable. Plan, plan, plan! The first step in any new business is to work out a thorough...
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Why Your Business Plan Doesn’t Have to Be More Than a Page

If you didn’t go to business school, the idea of drafting a business plan might make your head spin. You envision a 20-pound document with terminology you can’t understand that essentially lives at the bottom of a drawer gathering dust. That’s not useful, is it? The fact is: a business plan is what you make...
Cash flow
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A Positive Way to Approach Startup Cash Flow Downturn

Every business goes through cycles. For instance, the retail industry knows to expect increased business and cash flow during the holiday season in the fourth quarter. Florists and jewelers gear up for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. In cold weather and rainy regions, construction increases during spring and summer, with winter being a slow period. Accountants...
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5 Steps to Budget Smartly for Your Small Business

Smart budgeting is one of the most crucial indicators of small business success. Determining where funds must be allocated and where they must be cut creates the entire blueprint for growth. It isn't easy, but there is a very simple, very sobering trick to good budgeting: plan for the worst. The worst will rarely happen,...
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9 Tips for Women Who Want to Start a Business

Women entrepreneurs have become a strong force in today’s business world. Across the globe, many leading companies are now led by female entrepreneurs, many of whom already paved the way for aspiring women business owners. Before you start planning for your new venture, heed the following tips in order to start a business that will help you...
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Financial Stress at Work: The Costs [Infographic]

A staggering 80 percent of American employees experience financial stress, and these financial troubles cast a wide shadow, often taking a costly toll on employers, as American businesses lose an overwhelming $300 billion per year due to stress. Poor financial health stems from a lack of good financial habits and knowledge. Fifty-six percent of employees...
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10 Tips To Make Sure Your Financial Budget Will Succeed

Make sure your financial budget is on track for your business' success! You’ve analyzed your past expenses, put them into spreadsheets, loaded Quicken with all of your data and come up with a budget. Now what? The tough part! You actually have to stick to your budget and put your plans into action. This is...
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Startup Budget: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes of Startup Budgets Even though startups are meant to focus on the creative work, they cannot escape that one thing, which always comes up whenever we talk about business: financial management. A good startup budget plan is in this case practically a deal breaker – not only because it plays a crucial role...
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How to Measure “Lead Quality”

What's your lead quality? You hear a lot about lead quality these days. That's encouraging news. It used to be that when you talked about sales leads, the focus was always on lead quantity - getting more leads. High response rates always seem to rule the day, but at some point, marketers began to realize...
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“No budget” marketing strategies

So many startups, so little money. No matter what size business you run you've got to make every dollar count. Simply throwing money at a problem is not a smart way to grow your customer base. But grow you must! You've got 2 choices: 1) guess 2) research Guessing is very fun. It's called the...