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Financial Blog Lists 2018

Will Your Company face Bankruptcy in 2018?

You may not know Edward Altman, but he knows an awful lot about your business -- like whether your company will be bankrupt in the next two years.  Cool, right?

In the 1960's Altman developed a corporate finance formula that will accurately predict business bankruptcy more than 90% of the time. The formula, called Altman's Z Score, needs just 8[…]

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Cash When You Need it Most: How to Use Your Customers Credit to Borrow Money Now

Employees won't wait for payroll and landlords don't want to hear about your cash flow when rent is due. Sure, cash is a problem.  But if you have Accounts Receivable, you already have the keys to unlocking more cash. Here's how you can get the cash when you need it the most:

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Q:  Sell Your Business ... or Die at Your Desk?

On March 28, 2018  /   Strategy, Finance & Ops, Strategy  /   Leave a comment

“Eventually, every business owner will leave their business... either sitting down at the deal table, or feet first on a stretcher.”  

That's one of my favorite quotes, and comes from Ned Minor, a Denver lawyer and author of the book  Deciding to Sell Your Business.
Let’s face it -- the idea of working until your last breath is not what gets[…]
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Time theft costs $11B annually.

On March 22, 2018  /   Staffing  /   Leave a comment

Here’s how you can put a stop to it for good.

Originally Published on TSheets by Quickbooks on Kim Harris

It’s not fun to think about, but employee time theft and buddy punching are more common than we’d like to admit. We did the legwork to get to the bottom of these costly issues, and the results were shocking: US businesses[…]

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Ten Myths about Business Loans

On March 19, 2018  /   Banks & Loans  /   Leave a comment

Do you know the truth about business loans?

In today’s click-to-borrow culture, why is it that talking about debt seems like the last great taboo? Our don’t-ask-don’t-tell attitude about business loans often obscures the hard but helpful truth about how to use debt to grow your company. Take a look at the list below, and see if you are being held[…]

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Is Your Business Bitcoin-Ready?

On March 15, 2018  /   Bitcoins  /   Leave a comment

In the next two years, a third of small business owners believe cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin, will be available as a method of payment in retail shops everywhere. It might seem crazy that businesses would even consider taking the risk with these currencies, considering that accepting payments in other currencies can lead to[…]

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Small Business Fraud: 5 Things You Must Do to Protect Your Business Now

Every year, 66% of small businesses fall victim to some level of fraud. Not all of them know it. Some never will. The damage may be small and contained ... or it may still be growing.

We've written a lot about embezzlement and fraud by employees inside the company, but 80% of attempted small business fraud comes from outside of the organization.[…]

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