Use a Franchise Attorney When Investing In a Franchise!

Use a Franchise Attorney When Investing In a Franchise! - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 3727 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 3, 2008 11:42 pm
Don't use a family friend, who also happens to be an attorney, when investing in a franchise of your own. Here's why.... Read More

How to pick up a Venture Capitalist

How to pick up a Venture Capitalist - http://www.sun.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.sun.com 3730 days ago
Made Hot by: tcamba on May 31, 2008 1:47 pm
Many entrepreneurs ask Guy Kawasaki what is the best way to open a pitch to potential investors. Here he answers that question, but also tells you the ten worst opening lines that you can use. Read More
No matter how passionately you believe in your business, you've got to make the numbers work before you can turn your dream into the reality of a large and profitable company. While nobody has a crystal ball that can predict the future, a good financial model will help you understand the key elements that make your business tick and help you avoi Read More

How to Extend Business Credit in Today's Economy

How to Extend Business Credit in Today's Economy - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Finance
From http://www.allbusiness.com 3738 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 25, 2008 6:07 pm
Not just retailers are in trouble in today's economy. Companies that manufacture consumer goods, building material and the many other industries are also reporting difficulties. Why should the average business owner care? Because another business that sells to one of these troubled companies may also be heading for disaster and that business mi Read More

More small businesses forced to raise prices

More small businesses forced to raise prices - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by wontonu under Finance
From http://www.nytimes.com 3738 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 23, 2008 11:43 pm
Inflation has sunk its teeth into small businesses this year. The number of owners citing inflation as their No. 1 concern on the National Federation of Independent Businesses monthly economic index in April was at its highest level since 1982. One in five owners is raising prices, according to William C. Dunkelberg, the trade group's chief econom Read More

Why Raising VC Funding Does Not Equal Success

Why Raising VC Funding Does Not Equal Success - http://onstartups.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Raising Capital
From http://onstartups.com 3739 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 23, 2008 6:56 pm
Getting a round of funding from venture capitalists is not really "success". Sure, it demonstrates that some really smart people think the opportunity is big enough to invest money in it, but it's not success. Sure, it provides some credibility that will help recruit employees, get customers and sign-up partners -- but it's not success. Read More

How To Buy A Franchise - Step 1

How To Buy A Franchise - Step 1 - http://www.bison.com Avatar Posted by kellis under Franchises
From http://www.bison.com 3739 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 23, 2008 2:54 pm
Before you even begin looking at franchises, you need to do a thorough self-evaluation of your own business style, strengths and challenges. So find a quiet place, get out paper and pen, and as objectively as possible answer the following questions. Read More
On May 22, 2008 Forbes.com will hold its first-ever virtual investor conference that is designed to help investors navigate the current turbulent market environment. Read More

Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances"

Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances" - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 3741 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 20, 2008 7:49 pm
While most financial-services firms are floundering, those that specialize in so-called merchant cash advances are thriving. That's a mixed blessing for small business owners who increasingly are turning to these sources for quick cash: Their money can come with a high price tag. Read More

Hefty Tax Breaks Designed to Spur Business Spending

Hefty Tax Breaks Designed to Spur Business Spending - http://www.kiplinger.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Taxes
From http://www.kiplinger.com 3745 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 18, 2008 8:37 pm
Businesses are big winners in the economic stimulus package signed into law earlier this year. They may not be getting rebate checks, but they are getting showered with $45 billion in tax breaks designed to spur them on to purchase more equipment, cars and other assets sooner rather than later. Congress boosted the limit on first-year expensin Read More

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Benjy Portnoy @SmallBizElevatr Shares Sweet Solutions

Benjy Portnoy's first business was a little candy stand he set up when he was five to sell left over candy bars to … More
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