Small Businesses Protest Backdoor State "Activity" Taxes

Small Businesses Protest Backdoor State "Activity" Taxes - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by Fenessy under Taxes
From http://www.allbusiness.com 5333 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2008 6:56 am
A House Small Business Committee hearing was called this week to examine a trend that is alarming small businesses across the country. A growing number of states are imposing so-called "business activity" taxes on companies that have a connection, or "nexus," with the state. A nexus can exist, even though a business has no employees or physica Read More

Find tax breaks for your business

Find tax breaks for your business - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Taxes
From http://money.cnn.com 5342 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 11, 2008 6:44 pm
Federally speaking, there are a wide variety of tax benefits for small businesses. Many depend on the type of business you own. One of the most fundamental, but dramatic, is available to LLCs and corporations with S-status. If they're eligible, they only pay tax at the shareholder/owner level, as opposed to paying at the corporate level and again Read More
This is an excellent interview with Joel Spolsky of Fog Creek Software about how to bootstrap your business without taking money from a venture capitalist. Joel gives excellent advice for the majority of entrepreneurs who will start their companies up without being backed by a venture capitalist. Read More

Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown

Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 5344 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 7, 2008 6:17 am
Raising capital is difficult under normal conditions, and a tight credit market and fears of an economic slowdown have made the challenge harder. Unproven early-stage companies could face a tough time finding funds from informal investors who are less willing to take risks in an unsteady economy. Firms looking for equity investments should expect Read More

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam - http://www.newsobserver.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.newsobserver.com 5346 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 6, 2008 1:21 am
Make way for peer-to-peer lending - where anyone with Web access can be a banker and small business owners are finding a new way to raise cash. The industry is still in its infancy, but has been catching fire as major players enter the market. The UK's Zopa - considered the grand-daddy of the niche - launched its U.S. operations in December, Cali Read More

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video)

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video) - http://www.chron.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.chron.com 5356 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 27, 2008 6:30 pm
All Monique Walker needed was $5,000 to rebuild her business in Houston after Hurricane Katrina. But the banks said no. Arga Bourgeois needed $10,000 to expand her store, the only health food outlet in her black neighborhood. But the banks said no. Both women found help with Acción Texas, a nonprofit lender that provides microloans to startups or Read More

Community banks have edge in small business loans

Community banks have edge in small business loans - http://www.murfreesboropost.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.murfreesboropost.com 5361 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 22, 2008 2:54 am
Community banks often have the edge in securing small-business clients because of the personal attention they can provide and the knowledge they have of their market; many have bankers who have worked in the same market for more than 30 years. These types of banks offer a full range of services and are able to make decisions locally, based on the Read More

Video: Calculating ROI

Video: Calculating ROI - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Finance
From http://www.bnet.com 5367 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 21, 2008 12:31 am
I noticed there was an article last week about how small businesses don't bother to calculate ROI, so I thought I'd add this primer video. Read More

Discover what VC firms are really like

Discover what VC firms are really like - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 5368 days ago
Made Hot by: digitalsmash on January 14, 2008 7:11 pm
This is about the guy who started TheFunded.com, a Web site that lets entrepreneurs anonymously rank, review, and post comments about venture capital firms. Not only can you use the site to find VC firms, but you'll get the inside scoop of how they'll treat you. Read More

Plug these holes in your bank account

Plug these holes in your bank account - http://www.businessknowhow.com Avatar Posted by attard under Finance
From http://www.businessknowhow.com 5372 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 10, 2008 8:28 pm
I you've been in business long, chances are there's money leaking out of your bank account every month. Money you could be saving and taking home at the end of the month or using to grow your business. Here's how to find and plug the leak. Read More
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