Category Archives: Business Finances

Is Crowdfunding Right For You And Are You Right For It?

Crowdfunding is a creative method used by entrepreneurs, startup organizations, artists, musicians and others to acquire funds. The way it works: A number of individuals pool their money in a collective effort to support the company, organization, artists or charity that’s close to their hearts. Although there are over 450 crowdfunding platforms to date, the

Successful Investing Pays Dividends by Helping Others Succeed

What’s more fun than making money? For a growing number of venture capitalists and private equity funding partners who participate in joint efforts such as investment clubs and “angel funding” enterprises, the prospect of accumulating capital by helping others succeed is the icing on the cake of investing.¬† It’s a different way of looking at

Trade Financing Helps Your Business Conserve Capital

You’ve just received a jaw-dropping order for your products. Wonderful! Now, how are you going to fund this revenue windfall? You could pay cash for the products you’ve sold, but you’d deplete your capital. Trade financing may be your best option to conserve precious cash and fund this huge order. You have multiple trade financing

Expenses vs Capital Investment

Some purchases are easy to identify as expense items or capital investments, such as buying a new building to locate your business. Other items, such as new smartphones for your sales staff, may offer either-or options as business expenses or capital purchases. IRS regulations often influence the way you recognize spending on your company’s books

What Are Metrics? And Why Are They Important?

In the world of business, metrics are techniques that allow you to measure, track and evaluate your company’s performance. Business metrics compare your business’s performance with benchmarks you establish to measure your progress toward your goals and objectives. Do not confuse business metrics with key performance indicators (KPI), although both are important tools for analyzing