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When Bad Loans Happen to Good Entrepreneurs
Gershun Martha
8/1/1999
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Accepting a loan from the most respectable source of business financing--namely a commercial bank--is a mistake for some entrepreneurs, argues the author, who recounts the tale of her company's demise subsequent to her signing a bank loan with overly stringent terms. She includes four pointers that can help you flag loans likely to go bad.

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A New Way to Cut Your Payroll Costs
Fortt Jon
4/6/2010
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It sounds like a privacy breach waiting to happen: Take some of your company's most classified information — employee records containing Social Security numbers, salaries — and put it on a bunch of remote servers that let you access the data via the public Internet.

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Using Credit Cards: Watch the Fine Print
Fergerson Wendy
3/1/2007
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In the first three years of running her printing solutions company, Wendy Fergerson borrowed roughly $60,000 per month on credit cards without paying any interest. Out of that experience, she recommends credit cards as a way to bootstrap a company as long as you pay attention to the details on each card for which you apply.

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Financial Fitness for Entrepreneurs
Feld Bradley
2/1/2004
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Entrepreneurs launching growth companies need an understanding of the financial basics to work with professionals and spot problems early, says a serial entrepreneur and investor. Tips for acquiring literacy are provided.

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Budgeting Strategies
FastTrac
9/27/2006
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Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting mean fundamentally the same thing--estimating future amounts based on information you already know.

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Monitoring the Budget
FastTrac
9/25/2006
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Compare actual financial figures to your budget at least monthly. You may need to adjust the budget during the year to reflect new information.

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Projecting Financials: The First Step
FastTrac
9/27/2006
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Historical financial information can be a great tool to jumpstart the budgeting process if care is taken to adjust for any incorrect or misleading information.

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The Language of Business
FastTrac
1/26/2007
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To succeed in business, entrepreneurs must understand the language of business, which enables them to evaluate financial reports and make better decisions.

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Bootstrapping
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Bootstrapping is a tactic to help you spend less cash and therefore need less to operate your business. This article discusses ways to bootstrap your business operations.

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Break-Even Analysis
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Understanding your break-even point can help you establish a range of profitable prices and give you insight into how much you must sell to meet costs.

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