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ASU honors top ASU-bred entrepreneurs


Arizona State University has been gaining a nationwide reputation as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs. Accordingly, next week, the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU is holding its first-ever Sun Devil Select event, to honor some of the country’s top ASU alum-owned and alum-run businesses. Seventeen firms from a variety of industries will… Read More →

Avoiding a Cash Flow Crisis

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Maximizing profits and growth while also maintaining adequate cash flow is one of the most difficult challenges a young business faces, but it’s also one of the most important. The old adage that “cash is king” has never been truer given today’s challenges for securing a funds or attracting investors. To utilize capital to spur… Read More →

Managing Deductions: Steps to increase revenue

Economic concepts

Unfortunately, it is common for customers to pay less than they owe, taking deductions off their bills or underpaying their invoices. For small businesses, this can create a significant loss in revenue and problems with cash flow. Some businesses have reported losing as much as 10 percent of their gross sales to deductions. Fortunately, companies… Read More →

How to establish trust with your bank

Coldwell Banker

According to a recent survey, financial services and banks were noted as the least-trusted industries in 2012.  Despite the fact that the financial crisis occurred five years ago, people are still concerned about the reliability of banks. The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer had more than 30,000 online respondents, in which only 46% of U.S. respondents… Read More →

Research potential clients online to protect against fraud

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While many business-to-business companies use the internet as a way to gather information on the individuals and organizations they interact with, the web can reveal much more than an  address, phone and basic facts on the products or services offered. Before getting into business with a company, it is important to do your research—and the… Read More →

What Your Financial Statements Can Tell You About Your Company

financial statements

You don’t have to be a CPA or rocket scientist to decipher the information on financial statements. If you have been intimidated or reluctant to take the time to learn to read your company’s financial statements, now is a great time to learn. Below are a few quick and easy steps to untangle the web… Read More →

Protect Your Business From White-Collar Crime, Embezzlement


In a tough economy, white-collar crimes are more rampant than ever. A study by Marquet International, Ltd. on 2010 embezzlement data found that the average scheme lasted more than 4.5 years, the average loss was $1 million and two-thirds of the incidents were committed by employees who held finance and accounting positions. Whether you run… Read More →

Entrepreneurs: Three Key Things To Consider Before Starting Your Business


Three key things for entrepreneurs to consider before starting their own business The benefit of a challenging economy has been the inspiration for new business. As individuals find themselves out of a job they may have held for decades, they are no longer taking their talents elsewhere. Instead they are choosing to create their own… Read More →

Protect Your Business Credit Score, Improve Business Policies

Business Credit Score

Most people know that how you manage your personal finances directly impacts your credit, but many don’t realize that proper management of your business financials is significant for protecting your company credit standing and ultimately a company’s growth and success. Just as a poor credit score can make it difficult for you to get a… Read More →

How Can You Make Your Business More Appealing To Potential Investors?

Attracting Investors
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

The reality is more and more companies are competing for a limited supply of funding, so much like in the dating scene you want to appear attractive and engaging. Whether your business is seeking financial support from a bank, a private investor or a venture capitalist group, it is crucial that you make the right… Read More →

Planning Ahead: Steps To Selling The Company

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With the new year, entrepreneurs and business owners are looking ahead and putting plans in place for the coming year and beyond. For most the focus is on increasing sales and revenues to grow the business, for some it is looking to take things in a new direction, and for others it may be stepping… Read More →

Run Your Business Effectively: Evaluate Operating Procedures, Expenses

Review Operation Procedures, Expenses
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Run Your Business Effectively: Evaluate Operating Procedures, Expenses Managing expenses effectively is a vital part to running any business. With the new year approaching, what better way to celebrate than to make sure your business is operating as smoothly as possible. Operating procedures are often the first thing a customer or vendor encounters when interacting… Read More →

SBA Loans 101: Funding Small Business Expansion

Small Business Association, SBA Loans
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Funding expansion of small business creates new jobs: SBA Loans 101 All the talk about the American Job Act has many thinking about how crucial the creation of jobs is to an economic turnaround. The reality is a majority of new jobs will not be a result of hiring by large corporations or government; new… Read More →