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Jan 18, 2018
5 Tips to Fund Your Company Without Asking Family or Friends for Money
If you're in the process of bootstrapping a company, chances are you've read content online on how to do it. In nearly every piece of content on bootstrapping, it's recommended that the business owner ask friends and family for money in the beginning.
While this is certainly not intended to be exclusive, it does alienate entrepreneurs who may not have access to such resources. For the people out there who don't have wealthy relatives or friends, here are some alternatives to consider. More info...
Jan 18, 2018
Dealing with Debt as an Entrepreneur
Mark J. Kohler •
As an entrepreneur, it's important to know the difference between good debt and bad debt. Good debt comes in the form of loans, a mortgage or lines of credit that can be used to the company's benefit. I call this productive debt.
Bad debt, for our purposes, is debt you can't leverage when growing your business. I refer to this as reductive debt. It's money that isn't working for you in any productive way. Typically, it's used to buy things you can't really afford; when that happens, it will never produce a good outcome. More info...
Jan 18, 2018
Best Small Business Accounting Software 2018
In our search for the best accounting software for small businesses, we looked for solutions that are affordable and easy to use. We also looked for timesaving features that take the headache out of small business accounting, such as automated entries, invoicing, bill payment, expense reports, financial reports and reconciliation.
Additionally, we looked for cloud-based software that syncs with bank accounts and point of sale (POS) systems, making it simple to perform advanced tasks, such as running financial reports and accepting payments. Our staff researched and reviewed an extensive collection of programs and selected what we believe to be the best accounting software for different types of small businesses in 2018. More info...
Nov 29, 2017
This Simple Tool Reduced My Email Clutter by 70 Percent
I have a professional confession to make.
I hate email.
I hate the constant deluge of it; the ambivalence of getting something you don't know how to respond to yet so you just skip; the overwhelming feeling when you see just how much there is left to scroll through just for that day; the frustration of emails where you can't just unsubscribe but must sign in to manage notifications, etc. More info...
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