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assets vs liabilities whats the difference

Assets vs Liabilities – What’s the Difference?

Good business accounting practices begin with understanding the difference between assets and liabilities. A typical balance sheet contains two columns: one for assets and another for liabilities. These two key financial metrics provide a general overview of your business’s financial health by tracking how much money your business makes relative to what it spends and…

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how to get financing for a business

How to Get Financing for a Business

Financing is an important step to launching and operating a business. By definition, a business is a person or entity that sells products or services. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are about 28 million small businesses in the United States, as well as millions of other larger businesses. Regardless of size or…

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How to Get a Loan for a New Business

Statistics show that the average cost of starting a new business in the US is roughly $65,000, according to a Babson College study. Of course, some businesses may require more or less startup capital, depending on the industry and scale of the company. Regardless, if you are planning to open a new business, you may…

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what is asset turnover

What is Asset Turnover?

Asset turnover is a financial metric that reveals a business’s sales relative to its total assets. Whether a business sells a product or service, it most likely has assets of some sort. Manufacturing companies, for example, have expensive machines and equipment, whereas landscaping businesses have lawnmowers, weed eaters, and trucks. The items a business uses…

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what is the difference between leasing and financing

What is the Difference Between Leasing and Financing?

It’s not uncommon for businesses to lease or finance some of their equipment rather than purchasing it. A construction company, for example, may use one of these purchasing alternatives to secure a bulldozer. With the average cost of a new bulldozer ranging from $75,000 to $150,000, not all construction companies can afford to purchase them…

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what is cost of sales

What is Cost of Sales and How is it Calculated?

Cost of sales is a key performance indicator (KPI) used to measure the financial health of a business. Also known as cost of products sold or cost of goods sold, it reveals the total direct cost a business incurs to produce its products or services. While retailers rely on this KPI extensively in their operations,…

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how to calculate net working capital

How to Calculate Net Working Capital

Do you know how to calculate net working capital for your business? This performance metric can provide insights into your business’s overall financial health, allowing you to make smarter decisions. If your business has a negative net working capital, for example, you should focus on paying off your debt and generating additional revenue. If your…

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what does capital mean

What Does Capital Mean?

All businesses need capital to perform their respective operations. Whether it’s a local landscaping company, a retail apparel store, a restaurant, or a business-to-business (B2B) consulting company, capital allows businesses to buy supplies and perform their operations. But what does capital mean? Although you’ve probably heard the term “capital” before, many business owners are still…

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how to advertise your business

How to Advertise Your Business

Advertising is essential to your business’s success. Defined as the process of promoting to a product, service and/or brand to potential customers, it’s the driving force behind sales and conversions. If you don’t advertise, potential customers won’t know about your products or services. As a result, they’ll probably purchase from a competitor instead. To increase…

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how to open a business

How to Open a Business

Are you considering opening your own business? If done properly, it can be a highly rewarding venture. Transitioning from the ranks of employee to that of a successful business owner takes hard work, dedication, planning, and persistence. If you aren’t willing to work through your business’s growing pains, you may struggle to succeed. Today, we’ll…

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what is the business cycle

What is the Business Cycle?

Regardless of what type of product or service your business sells, you’ll probably notice that sales increase or decrease at certain times of the year. Some businesses are more prone to sales fluctuations than others. Seasonal businesses, such as a Halloween costume store, generate most of their annual profit during a specific time of year….

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how to write a business proposal

How to Write a Business Proposal

What is the one thing that all successful, established businesses have in common? It’s their ability to convince prospects to purchase their products or services. All businesses make money by selling products or services. However, highly successful businesses are able to generate even more sales by actively nurturing prospects through sales funnels while simultaneously encouraging…

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