Money & Finance

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You betcha you do! Home business, office business – doesn’t matter. If you’re in business, you should have it. Like the old American Express tagline, “Don’t leave home without it,â€? I caution entrepreneurs not to go into business without it. Particularly as many of them prefer to operate as sole proprietorships, in which case their […]


Investors may seem like guardian angels, but they are definitely worth investigating when you’re seeking seed funding. Expectations run high in relationships where seed funding is involved. Therefore, invest the time to ensure that that your “too-good-to-be-true” angel investor really is just that: 1. Do a reference check. Although angel investors may come through referrals, […]


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Leaving aside whether women entrepreneurs ask sufficiently for the financing they need, the fact remains that you need at a least a little money to get your company off the ground.Not everything can be handled for barter.So where’s a gal to go for moola? Thanks to Anthony Cerminaro’s BizBangBuzz blog for alerting me, I now […]


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Don’€™t ask me where the past week has flown. It’€™s been a flurry of activity . . . and a flurry of comments on my post Why Women Entrepreneurs Don’€™t Get the Financing They Need. Seems it struck a bit of a nerve on all sides with some proponents in the “small-is-smart-not-weak” camp (and yes, I agree, […]


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Often because, in short, they don’€™t ask for it. I was chatting with Bunmi Zalob, publisher of’€™s Secret to Serenity blog, about “€œplaying small.” And why women seem to do it. The sad truth is that studies show that women do it to themselves over and over. A recent study showed that female entrepreneurs are far […]


This just in from the annals of Business Partner Horror Stories. Imagine going into work one day and your partner doesn’t show up.  Calls to his home ring and ring with no answering machine picking up.  Calls to the cellphone get sent straight to voice mail.  No response to your emails.  This goes on for […]

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Post image for Is Your Business Healthy? How to View the Numbers.

As you look back on the past year, and think about planning for the future, you’ll ask yourself a question reminiscent of New York City’s former Mayor Ed Koch, “How’m I doin’?” So how are you doing? Did you have a good year and meet your targets? Is your business healthy, with a strong foundation? […]


Sometimes, it seems, you do have to look a gift horse in the mouth. As Sarah Needleman points out in her Wall Street Journal article, “Taking a Partner Can Help… or Hinder,” a promise of cash can lead to problems of control. When half of all businesses that try to borrow money don’t get any […]


In a word, “enough.” See what Chris Dixon has to say, via VentureHacks.  


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Business credit doesn’t happen on its own–and as business owners, we need it now more than ever.  This E-Myth podcast, featuring Trent Lee of Corporate Credit Concepts, talks about how to establish your business credit and ways that you take an active role in doing so.