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Business Finance October 2012 Archive

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Is Your Business a Start-Up? What's Your Burn Rate?

Wednesday October 24, 2012
If you can't answer that question and your business is a start-up, you are doing something wrong. Specifically, you aren't paying attention. You aren't paying attention to your cash flows, ... Read More

How Much are Cash Flows in the Future Worth Today?

Monday October 22, 2012
You have been given an investment opportunity for your business and you are wondering if it is worth the money you will have to spend for it. How do you ... Read More

Make an Investment? How Much is it Worth in the Future?

Tuesday October 16, 2012
If you manage your cash wisely in your small business, you may have enough to put in a savings account, certificate of deposit, or even a short-term investment. Do you ... Read More

Most Business Firms Fail Due to Poor Financial Management

Monday October 15, 2012
It has been documented in many research studies that most small businesses fail due to poor financial management. We also know that most small businesses fail during their first year ... Read More

Tug of War Between Managers and Shareholders?

Friday October 12, 2012
In your business, do you feel like there is a constant tug of war between your managers and you or between the managers and the Board of Directors? Managers recommend ... Read More

Understand a Company's Balance Sheet

Wednesday October 10, 2012
A company's balance sheet is a statement of its financial position at a point in time. It states the amount of the company's assets, liabilities, and owner's equity at the ... Read More

Contribution Margin vs Gross Margin - What is the Difference?

Tuesday October 9, 2012
Many business owners mistake gross margin for contribution margin, which is incorrect. There are two key factors that make contribution margin and gross margin different. Check out the article to ... Read More

A New Merger in the Cell Phone Carrier Market

Friday October 5, 2012
The everchanging world of the cell phone market is still....well....everchanging! The latest, according to Connected World Magazine is a merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The new company will keep the ... Read More

Merger Activity is on the Upswing

Thursday October 4, 2012
After the Great Recession of 2008, merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. declined greatly. We saw an upswing in merger activity in 2011 as the economy started to recover, ... Read More

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