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How to Use Ratios to Manage Cash Flow With today’s accounting software packages, it is easier than ever to monitor all aspects of your business’s finances. Many packages, such as QuickBooks, even provide dashboards–graphical representations of company operations data that display an instant snapshot of your company... View
13 Week Cash Flow Projection Use this template when creating a 13 week business cash flow projection. View
What is a Registered Agent? Learn about Registered Agents and how they can help your small business. View
Grow Your Cash Flow with Credit Transactions SCORE ExpertAnswers One of the oldest business fundamentals that endures in the Internet Age is the importance of solid cash flow. And who better to discuss small business cash flow and financial management in today’s world than Jared Fliesler, whose firm Square is helping companies of... View
A Matter of Type: Your Business Entity Entrepreneurs are by nature creative risk-takers, but the early stages of forming a small business require that you take five and prepare for those inevitable bumps in the road. But it’s really very simple: just focus on what you’re starting with and where you want to go. Your... View
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little... View
Define Your Structure: Corporate Bylaws Sometimes it’s hard to play by the rules, but what if you’re the one writing them? Every small business does need some basic rules in place. Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Not only do... View
Developing a Strategy: The Business Plan A little red tape never hurt anybody, but after you’ve wrapped up your corporate bylaws, your business entity and all the other business startup nuts and bolts, you’re probably itching to get back into the fun stuff. A business plan is more than just words on paper. It’s a way... View
Protect Your Secrets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement Businesses are founded on ideas. And considering the competitive nature of entrepreneurs-- and the business world in general--ideas can be more valuable than money. For this reason, you might want to think about a non-disclosure agreement or NDA. This legal form helps keep your business’s... View
Keeping Records: Why You Need Corporate Minutes As any business owner knows, it’s always good to have stuff down in writing. And in some cases, the law requires it. As your business starts rolling, the state asks that you hold regular meetings for directors and shareholders. Whatever official actions are taken or decided upon at these... View