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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
All businesses, no matter what type or size, need to properly develop a plan for their expected cash intake and spending. This tool discusses the purposes of cash budgeting, developing budgets, checking the reasonableness of the budget, and specific aspects of the common cash budget.
This tool will step you through the process of preparing and understanding your balance sheet and the many uses for it.
An important area of financial literacy for entrepreneurs concerns the ability to establish an effective commercial banking relationship and to prepare a loan proposal. No small or growing company survives and prospers without some debt component on its balance sheet.
Before building a detailed line-by-line budget, entrepreneurs should prepare a preliminary forecast, projecting estimates of the primary components of profitability--sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.
As you read this article, consider the critical preparation necessary to approach bankers and investors with your business proposal.
An effective method of managing your company's cash flow is using accounts payable (A/P). The author outlines steps to prioritize A/P and recommends you treat vendors as a critical part of the success of your company.
Issuing shares privately is a viable way for small and growing businesses to raise capital, exempt from many registration and reporting requirements. Here are the rules you need to know.
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.
In Part Two of our look at early-stage entrepreneurial funding, we examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.
Entrepreneurs seeking venture capital - a major source of funding for growth - need to approach these investors as both sellers of their company's future and buyers of financing services, writes a venture capitalist and former entrepreneur, who provides a targeted plan for addressing each.
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