Archive for March, 2011

Geithner touts small business lending as critical to recovery

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

While some groups argue that small businesses have had consistent access to credit through the economic downturn, asserting that a mere lack of sales has been the real problem, most economists agree that a substantial credit crunch has stricken markets.
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Establishing a merchant account to accept credit cards

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Earlier this month, hundreds of small business owners descended on Washington, D.C., to announce Read the rest of this entry »

Options for taxpayers who cannot pay their dues

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Most analysts agree that the economy is recovering. Small business employment and lending is on the rise, while unemployment is dropping. And with Tax Day approaching, there are a number of new tax breaks, credits and write-offs for which many small businesses will be eligible.

Still, a recovery on the mend does not mean financial suffering no longer exists.

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Biggest merger in years announced: AT&T to acquire T-Mobile

Monday, March 21st, 2011

In what is already being viewed as the most significant merger so far this year, AT&T announced Sunday it plans to acquire fellow mobile service provider T-Mobile from current owner Deutsche Telekom AG in a deal valued at $39 billion.

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Some accounting basics ahead of tax season

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It is true that bookkeeping and various accounting tasks are usually not the most exciting aspects of running a business, but that does not negate their importance. Good accounting can make or break a business' finances and even save money during tax season.

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How to win over venture capitalists

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Despite taking a hit during the recession, the venture capital marketplace grew by 20 percent in 2010 and is poised to make an even more substantial recovery this year.

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Financing through SBA-backed loans

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

As the U.S. business sales market is expected to blossom this year, investors or prospective acquirers selling a business may need to tap in to alternative financing resources to fund their purchases.

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Creating a joint venture as a growth strategy

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

As the economy begins its recovery, businesses will face an ever-evolving market, with new companies, services and ideas seemingly around every corner. However, even before the recession, technology markets were such that a brilliant idea would not take long to be matched by a competitor's.

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Before selling your business, consider several questions

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A recent Inc.com article advises business founders to consider several questions before selling a business.

First, owners need to determine what kind of business person they are. Some simply begin a company with the intention of selling it and moving on, while others enjoy the longevity of making a company sustainable.

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Valuating a business amid a balancing market

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The business sales market is on the rise, and while valuations remained stagnant throughout last year, they are expected to lift in 2011. Perhaps more important is that the job market and entrepreneurial activity are also expected to improve in coming months.

This week, the Kauffman Foundation reported that entrepreneurial activity reached a 15-year high in 2010.

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