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10 Tips for Creating Your 2011 Budget

Regardless of how the economy has impacted your business, planning and budgeting for 2011 is an important tool to help you maximize your results.

5 Finance Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

2011 can be a very good year for entrepreneurs...if you stay on top of the economic trends.

6 Things Your Business Needs More Than Cash

You need cash to meet payroll, cover overhead, pay suppliers, but if you're frequently short, maybe your business needs more of something other than cash.

Efficient Expense Reports: Building a System

As your business grows, you'll likely have other people paying money out. Tracking those expenses and, if need be, reimbursing them, requires a system that you can sign off on a

5 Cost Drivers To Help You Make Accurate Expense Projections

Employ cost drivers to prevent faulty overhead cost predictions from undermining your profit projection and planning efforts.

Use Teachable Moments to Train Your Employees

Everyone makes mistakes, even your employees. Turn those errors into valuable employee training tools.

3 Keys to Making Smart Technology Purchases

Develop a clear evaluation plan before your next technology purchase and match your gadget wants with your business needs.

The 5 Secrets of Cash Flow Forecasting

Here are the five key secrets to accurately forecast and maximize the cash flow of your business.

Components of a Sales-Driven Credit Function

To accomplish your sales goals, create a credit function with these components.

5 Ways You Can Improve Cash Flow with Your Invoices

Most clients tend to pay on a net-30 basis — no number of phone calls or nagging will change that number. But a few tweaks to your invoices can often make a difference in how so

4 Reasons to Cut Hours, Not Wages

In the midst of the economic downturn earlier this year, I spoke with an operations manager who had received a mandate from his boss to trim payroll costs. He considered reducin

Building Philanthropy Into a Business

Philanthropy can be built into the structure of your company and, depending on how you handle it, that philanthropy can improve your business.

4 Secrets of Meaningful Projections

When done correctly, forecasting is one of the most value-added activities a business owner can do. Here are four secrets to make this activity meaningful for the future of your

6 Common Small Business Money Leaks And How To Plug Them

Let a few dollars leak here and a few dollars leak there, and pretty soon it's a torrent of dollars rushing away.

5 Ways to Stay Profitable in Changing Times

A few weeks ago, after enduring a major rainstorm during a cycling training event, I accepted a ride back to my starting point at a local bicycle shop. The shuttle driver happen

5 Site Metrics Every Small Business Should Track

If you're not paying attention to your site analytics, your business is leaving money on the table. Here are the most important metrics that you'll want to track.

Expected Value: How to Play the Odds and Come Out Ahead

By understanding the expected value concept, and making realistic assessments of your odds of success, you can make better decisions about how to allocate limited resources.

5 Mega Companies and Their Founding Facts (and Myths)

It's easy to be drawn to real-life success stories, but occasionally, some stories become embellished. Here are five companies that have amazing founding stories, with a few myths

7 Ways to Self-Promote without Selling Out

You can't afford to wait for clients and customers to notice you. But you can't afford to alienate them with questionable pitches, either.