Managing Your Business's Finances

From "Me" to "We": Rethinking How You Manage Small Business Finances

Are you so focused on business outcomes that you don’t see the bigger picture, like potential business opportunities? Learn to give up some control.  
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Got Cash? Find Out How to Spend It Wisely

Learn ways to use excess cash in ways that will help your business stay ahead — and get even further. Here are a few tips and ideas.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Process Improvement: It Works for Small Business Financial Management Too

The Theory of Constraints can apply to any business process – including financial management.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

How to Handle Financial Slow-Downs

Virtually all small businesses will experience times when the cash flow slows down. Learn four ways to handle those periodic financial challenges.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Do You Need a CFO?

A common misconception among business owners is that only large corporations need chief financial officers (CFOs). But that's just not true.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

4 Biggest Causes of Cash Flow Problems

Many business owners struggle with cash flow problems, but it's important to know how to effectively deal with the factors that are stopping the flow.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

5 Tips for Organizing Your Business' Cash

One area where business owners frequently find themselves struggling is accounting. Keeping up with the books can often fall through the cracks.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Should You Give Yourself a Raise?

In the beginning, many small business owners receive no salary. As the business becomes profitable owners can start taking money out -but how much?
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Keeping Your Small Business Accounting Practices in Good Order

You may think that technology lets you be your own accountant. But an impartial outside accountant catches mistakes that may threaten your business.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Buy vs. Lease Your Business Space? Making the Right Decision

Most small businesses start out leasing space due to the lower costs and flexibility. But how do you decide if buying a building makes more sense.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

A Guide to SBA Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help be the difference-maker in getting the money your business needs.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Finding a Financial Mentor

Understanding the economics of a small business can be daunting. A financial mentor can help you make sense of it all. Check out this video to see how.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Three Options to Secure Capital for an Agricultural Business

Working with a bank that understands the seasonality and challenges of your agriculture business can help you to identify the right solution for you.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

6 Ways to Improve Your Ag Business's Off-Season Cash Flow

Here are six ways to improve cash flow management during the off-season, and year-round.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Small Business Credit Card or Small Business Loan: Which Should You Choose?

Ask yourself three questions to help quickly decide which form of financing suits your current needs.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

4 Reasons to Get a Business Credit Card

A dedicated business card can offer a wealth of benefits, especially if the card was designed with the small business owner in mind
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Managing Your Business's Finances

4 Tips for Choosing a Business Credit Card Rewards Program

Rewards options can be so numerous and attractive that you might want help figuring out which card best fits your needs. Consider these four tips when making decisions.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

3 Budgeting Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making As a Small Business Owner

Three common business mistakes you might be making, and tips to avoid them.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Are These 5 Ingredients Missing From Your Business Forecast?

Before including your business forecast in a loan application or investor presentation, make sure you haven't overlooked these five key ingredients.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

How Small Businesses Can Ensure Access to Credit

Access to credit can help ensure a positive cash flow by securing financing at better terms, when needed.
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