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Guide to Benchmarking Your Business Financials
3/9/2007
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Financial benchmarks for entrepreneurial ventures are a good way to measure performance by comparing your organization to industry standards. Whether determined by using online resources, information from relevant trade associations or governmental agencies, or in consultation with a private financial advisor, this practice can impact bottom-line profitability and shape corporate strategies for growth.

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Guide to Establishing Internal Financial Controls
3/9/2007
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Many entrepreneurs do not adequately track financial operations in their own companies until they experience substantial growth. At that point, it can be difficult to put sufficient controls in place. This article identifies best practices, online resources, and software solutions for maintaining an accurate financial picture.

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Guide to Finding Used Machinery and Tools
3/1/2007
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Investing in equipment for your company can be expensive. If funds are tight, you can opt for purchasing pre-owned equipment and tools rather than new. This guide provides tips and links on this topic, including advice on getting equipment via auctions, dealers, and over-stocked inventory.

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Guide to SBA Loan Pre-Qualification
3/13/2007
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Getting certified in advance for a federally backed business loan can speed up the loan process, as well as allowing you to "shop" a number of lenders rather than just one. This article provides links to helpful resources to get the pre-qualification process under way.

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HHS to healthcare business owners: Got any bright ideas?
OConnell Brian
5/18/2011
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Innovation is the new watchword in Washington -- so much so, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to hear directly from entrepreneurs on their innovations. But what’s in it for healthcare business owners?

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Having the Relationship -- Even With the VCs
Lawton Jennifer
11/1/1997
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Venture capitalists aren't the vultures they're said to be. They're just investors, and the key to dealing with investors is having a relationship, according to this witty exchange between the author and her construct, the Everyman-entrepreneur, who discuss financing at a typical gathering for entrepreneurs.

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Healthcare crowdfunding site coming soon
Stephanie Baum
6/12/2012
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A crowdfunding website for healthcare innovators will launch soon, providing startups an alternate funding source. Read more about this resource for healthcare startups.

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Healthcare entrepreneurs can get NSBRI funding for ideas used in space
OConnell Brian
1/6/2012
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A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.

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Healthcare investment dollars going to seed-stage companies fall
Glenn Brandon
5/4/2011
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Healthcare investment in seed-stage companies is falling, and healthcare deals decreased as well. Read more to find out the details about how new healthcare businesses fared in a recent report.

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Healthcare led other industries in angel investments last year
Glenn Brandon
3/20/2012
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Angel investors put more money into healthcare than any other industry last year. Read more about why angel investors are favoring healthcare startups, especially medical device startups.

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