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How Cash (Or Lack Of It) Kills Businesses

There is a reason why the International Reporting Standards require corporations to create cash flow statements: many businesses have crashed due to cash flow problems, usually those in their early stages. Cash flow mirrors a company’s health,&nb ...

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Underwriting: All You Need To Know

Underwriting is the system through which a person or business takes on financial risk for a fee. Typically, this risk involves investments, loans, insurance, or real estate. It is called underwriting because risk-takers literally write their name un ...

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Bankruptcy: Good or Bad?

There is a common notion that bankruptcy spells doom for companies who file. While it is true that only businesses and individuals who are in trouble file for bankruptcy, it does not exactly mean the end. It can instead be one option they take to ma ...

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Be Recession-Proof With These 5 Tips

The last time America was in a recession, banks were within 24 hours of shutting down, the stock market crashed, thousands of Americans were left homeless and unemployed, and many more lost their life’s savings.  This year, we find ourselves ...

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COVID-19 Business Liability Protection: Is It Fair?

Last August, businesses across America began to reopen as lockdowns eased. And as they try to put their businesses back on track, business owners are struggling to figure out how to operate safely without endangering their employees and customers as ...

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Funding My Business: Loans vs Equity

The most difficult part of starting a company is not the generation of ideas, founders have plenty of those, the struggle is capital and how to hit the ground running.  To raise funds for your business, there are two types of financing optio ...

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Mature Businesses Raising Capital; Why & How?

If only money poured like rain or grew on trees, raising capital would not be a problem. Any business owner will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they encounter is raising funds. The ideal situation is getting cash from profits, but somet ...

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HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER DRAGON!

I recently took the time to learn how the so-called “dragons” invest after watching a few episodes of “Dragon’s Den” on BBC and decided to write about my experience.  To be honest, I have always been a bit timid and indecisive as to how to c ...