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Advice
What type of expert would I hire to help with business projections and/or business plan?
By Rachel Avery Conley | 23 Answers | Last Activity on December 19, 2014

I have a start up business offering blogging services to photographers and creative professionals - http://fotoskribe.com/ - The business started quickly and is growing fast, but I want to put some...

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How to Collect Overdue Bills From Good Customers
By business.com editorial staff | October 01, 2014

How to collect overdue payments from quality customers without damaging a good business relationship.

Advice
I need funds for my idea to flourish. How should I approach VC's or any other financial institute to fund my project?
By inderveer ghai | 12 Answers | Last Activity on October 01, 2014

I am not an expert programmer though i know some basics as I had completed my engineering from India where i currently live. I have couple of ideas about developing a social media site however here...

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I'm looking for potential backers/investors for a new film production co. Any advice or tip on how to quickly/securely obtain investments & funding?
By Kenneth Kwame Welsh | 6 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2014

Have already started company. Collaborating with a few other producers, both internally and externally. Have charter, mission statement, and vision statement in hand. Have projects lining up.

Advice
What are the best financial ratios to use when assessing the functional areas of a business?
By Shail Akhil | 13 Answers | Last Activity on July 20, 2014

I am currently building an automated tool that prospective clients will be able to download free from my (revamped - in progress) website to provide an overall assessment of the performance of...

Advice
Has anyone discovered a good small business financing resource not associated with the SBA?
By CJ Rapp | 26 Answers | Last Activity on July 20, 2014

After starting a business, it's pretty easy to finance the first few years with credit cards... but then the interest rates starts to kill you! Crowd Funding does not lend itself well to my industry,...

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How do I find out the value of my business today?
By Grace Borria | 22 Answers | Last Activity on July 18, 2014

17 years in the construction business, with sales varying from $3,000.000 to $900,000 annually. Going through a divorce and need to know the value to include in an agreement.

Advice
How can I get funding without having to give all the business details?
By Charles Yarbrough | 17 Answers | Last Activity on June 30, 2014

I don't like the idea of anyone having full access to our tax files and business history.

Advice
What is the best personal finance software to use?
By Chris S. | 17 Answers | Last Activity on June 19, 2014

Either to manage my own money or money for my business. The only two I can think of off the top of my head are Quicken and Mint. And web apps count, too. In fact, I'd probably prefer one over...

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POS Systems: Questions, Costs and Terms
By business.com editorial staff | June 17, 2014

You should evaluate the best POS vendors in terms of hardware, software, and technology. Here are some questions to consider.

Advice
Client wants to claim some billable hours as charity?
By Marillyn Booth-King | 12 Answers | Last Activity on June 16, 2014

Here is the deal: She has a client who is both handicapped and going broke ... charges only 2/3 of billable hours & wants me to categorize it as charity. Thoughts?? Legal? Thanks

Advice
How can I expand my income tax preparation business?
By GORDON AMGOTT | 11 Answers | Last Activity on June 13, 2014
Advice
What is the best way to earn $2,000 for my startup? Family and friends is not an option.
By Josh Rhoades | 16 Answers | Last Activity on May 25, 2014

I created energy efficient cookware. The first product is a cooking pot accessory used with the cooking pots one already owns to boil water 30-50% faster, hold a rapid boil better, and simmer with a...

Advice
How do I create a monthly budget for my website network when I have companies paying me net 30-90 days? How can I plan?
By Brian Weiss | 23 Answers | Last Activity on May 10, 2014

My company is currently making a return of a roughly $1,000 per day when I invest all my money back into traffic. We are operating at at about 330% ROI. The downside is that I am not getting paid for...

Advice
What is the difference between making money and creating wealth?
By Charles Kaluwasha | 13 Answers | Last Activity on May 06, 2014

It is believed that people who chase money do not prosper and those who create wealth live a better lifestyle, work smarter and retire early.

Advice
How do I attract venture capitalists or funding?
By Theuri Maina | 23 Answers | Last Activity on May 05, 2014

I have a business idea that I would like to explore. My only draw back is that its a little capital intensive. Therefore the need to find a venture capitalist or some funding. Kindly assist me in...

Advice
How do you value a startup?
By Pablo Gagliardi | 19 Answers | Last Activity on April 16, 2014

From your point of view: Which valuation method is the most accurate for startup valuation?Which would you consider are the key drivers to value determination in a startup?

Advice
What is the difference between generating active income versus passive income?
By Anita D Russell | 12 Answers | Last Activity on April 10, 2014

This topic relates to the question about creating wealth versus making money.

Advice
What type of business plan do I need for today's financial resources etc.?
By Kathy Reed | 12 Answers | Last Activity on April 09, 2014

What projections would I need?

Advice
What is the best way to calculate and measure your DSO?
By Anonymous User | 9 Answers | Last Activity on April 05, 2014

The classic formula of dividing your periodical receivables by your periodic sales/revenue is in my opinion backdated. What do you think and what alternatives did you implement?

Advice
How safe and secure are "Inland Letter of Credit". Can people please share their experiences?
By Capt Sanket Kumar Suri | 3 Answers | Last Activity on March 14, 2014

I have a client which is an Indian company that wishes to place an order on me and want to transact thru a Letter of Credit! How safe are these and what would friends on the hub suggest?

Advice
How much does the western union charge to transfer $100 from usa to india?
By Excellous Technology | 4 Answers | Last Activity on March 04, 2014
Advice
Is performance based equity for CFO is a good idea for a start-up?
By Dan J Mustefa | 9 Answers | Last Activity on February 17, 2014

We are a very early stage start-up,we are thinking about fundraising.

Advice
Do I build a team by giving equity away? If so, how does one know what percentage to give?
By Teresa Mui | 22 Answers | Last Activity on February 14, 2014
Advice
What is a fair percentage for 5 silent partners?
By Harry Watson | 7 Answers | Last Activity on December 16, 2013
Advice
What is the best way to manage your own income and expenses?
By sarah johs | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2013

If you are a small business owner or a freelancer, what do you think is the best way to manage your own expenses, invoicing without spending too much on it?

Advice
Where do we find funding for a REAL empowerment project?
By EDWINA HAWLEY | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 08, 2013

Have detailed business plans - after thorough research - now trying to land funding. Am very disillusioned with government based individuals - who just don't seem to care about empowerment. Where...

Advice
Is Kickstarter better than Indiegogo?
By Joe Dickens | 12 Answers | Last Activity on September 04, 2013
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What Do You Feel Is The Most Common Misconception When Raising Capital?
By Ryan Dwyer | 7 Answers | Last Activity on February 07, 2013

Have investors given you feedback that seemed shocking but made sense later?

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Do angel investors usually get a board seat?
By Carrie Dunham | 10 Answers | Last Activity on January 13, 2013

At what point do I need to give up a board seat? Or can I just grant an investor board observer rights?