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I have a billion dollar idea, but no money. What are my funding options?
QUESTION | BY Sabrina Johnson | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/17

My idea is to get everyone involved in children's lives. Take the power away from iPads and tablets, and put it back in the hands of human beings. I want to do this in a fun, educational way. I have...

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Are financial projections needed for taking out a business loan?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/28/16

I am thinking about taking out a loan for my business. I know I need to put together a business plan for the bank and should include all historical financial data. What would I include for financial...

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How might a consultant transition from hourly rates to a value pricing model?
QUESTION | BY Rosanna Nadeau | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/25/16

I have typically used hourly rates, quarterly/annual and project rates for customers. Generally, I estimate the number of hours that will be needed for a piece of work and then calculate the price...

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How do I determine pricing for my services?
QUESTION | BY Asmaa Lasheen | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/08/16

Hi, I have created a company to provide various computer services, including the following: - Create blog, online gallery or website (free domain) - Design ads, catalog, and business Cards - Make...

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What affordable accounting services are startups using?
QUESTION | BY Irina Mladenova | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/02/16
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Is it necessary to have separate bank accounts for each subsidiary within an Umbrella Corp?
QUESTION | BY John Hughes | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/16

Was wondering if it is prudent to have separate bank accounts for different operations/functions/projects within the same umbrella corp? From the accounting side, most account software can separate...

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What can I expect investors to want in return for their investment?
QUESTION | BY Dana Andrew Doncaster | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/16

I am looking for investment on my product. We are ready to go, but ran out of money! I am looking for an investment or business partners to get my invention off the ground. First, what can I expect...

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What apps do you recommend for tracking business expenses?
QUESTION | BY David Jon | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/12/16

I downloaded Mint recently to better keep track of my personal expenses. Overall, I like the structure of the app and how it categorizes your transactions for you. However, it accounts more for...

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What's next in the space of mobile banking?
QUESTION | BY Niladri Roy | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/04/16

We have experienced mobile banking, social media banking, and m-commerce in every day life. Banking has become just a service like any other. What can we expect from the mobile banking space in the...

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What are some tax write-offs for the self employed?
QUESTION | BY Anonymous User | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/16

I work part time for a startup and our team is only two people. My boss pays me from his personal expense account so there is no taxes taken out. What should I file and what tax write-offs should I...

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What questions do I need to ask a financial advisor before coming to a hiring decision?
QUESTION | BY Eli Jacobs | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/24/16

I want to hire a financial advisor for the upcoming fiscal year. I've done a lot of research on what credentials are important for a financial advisor to have and what services should be included....

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I have a potential acquisition opportunity to buy a more successful company than my own fledging one. What are my best funding options?
QUESTION | BY Kelly Bains | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/19/16

The business is in the same sector so we have a lot of synergies and it would fast track expansion without management overload. We are just starting to turn out a profit ourselves. What would be...

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How do I get people to help donate to my cause?
QUESTION | BY Reyna Washington | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/26/16

I want to know how I can get my supporters from social media to help donate $1 to my cause. I want to make jewelry for cancer patients to help them feel good. If I had help/donations from my...

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What are some good financial planning tools for startups?
QUESTION | BY Mathias Bhm | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/01/16

What state of the art financial planning tools are available for a software startup? Should we use either excel or google docs templates or maybe some good cloud software? Thanks.

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How to gain additional working capital when your credit has taken a hit?
QUESTION | BY Diane Tanner | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/22/15

My company is at it's tipping point and getting ready to either skyrocket or implode, depending on lack of, or gain of working capital. My business is by nature, extremely slow in the summer, and...

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What is the best way to calculate project profitability for profitability analysis?
QUESTION | BY Shubhada Paranjape | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/20/15

It is a crucial step to calculate expected profit for the project. What are the best possible ways to calculate project profitability when the resource utilization is less than say 50% or when the...

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What crowdfunding website do you recommend?
QUESTION | BY Imanuel Larcher | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/15/15

There are several. I want to get your feedback. Which one do you currently recommend?

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How do you properly categorize a company? (LLC, Corp, etc.)
QUESTION | BY Andrea Rozman | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/15/15

I'm starting up a new venture with a partner. It's a consulting company, so it's all online - no brick and mortar. She's in one state and I'm in another. What's the best way to file this? Or...

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Could a press release help attract VC's?
QUESTION | BY Sandra Gomez | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/09/15

My business is ride-share technology and we are still in the process of building our app. It is not ready to be released yet. Could a press release help attract VC's? Or should we wait until it is...

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What are the best banks for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY Zack Lombardi | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/06/15

My production company is expanding, although we are still considered either a start up or small business. Any recommendations on the best banks for small businesses? We're interested in interest...