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What Is an Operating Lease?

Nearly all businesses require some type of equipment to produce and sell their goods or services. Unfortunately, the high cost of equipment may prevent businesses from buying their equipment outright. But there are other ways to secure equipment for your business without purchasing it, including the use of an operating lease. What Is an Operating…

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7 Essential Accounting Terms All Business Owners Need to Know

When running a business, you’ll likely encounter a variety of accounting terms. While you may already know some of these terms, others may cause confusion. And if you don’t know the definition of an accounting term, you won’t be able to effectively use that term when keeping track of your business’s finances. Below are seven…

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What Is Business Finance?

If you’re preparing to start a business — whether it’s a retail store, restaurant, hotel, advertising firm, construction company, etc. — you’ll need to secure financing. Unfortunately, many business owners are unfamiliar with financing, let alone know how to secure it. By familiarizing yourself with the term “business finance,” you can overcome the financial challenges…

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What Does Acquisition Mean in Business?

Acquisitions play an important role in the long-term success, as well as growth, of many companies. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, for example, has reportedly acquired over 200 companies, including the telecommunications company Motorola Mobility for an estimated $12.5 billion. But even smaller companies use acquisitions to strengthen their market presence. So, what does an acquisition…

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How to Get Startup Money for a Business?

When launching a startup, you’ll need money to cover short-term expenses like inventory, advertising, payroll and insurance until your new business begins to generate a steady stream of revenue. Insufficient funding is one of the most common reasons new businesses fail. Many entrepreneurs launch their business without taking the time to secure funding, believe their…

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What are Startup Costs?

When launching a new business, you’ll likely incur a myriad of expenses. Whether your business sells a product or service – to consumers or other businesses – you’ll need to purchase non-recurring purchase goods to get it up and running. Known as startup costs, they are vital to launching a new business. But failure to…

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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 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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What is ROI? Return on Investment Basics

There are a variety of metrics you can use to analyze your business’s health. Monitoring operational expenses, for example, gives you a better understanding of how much money your business spends on regular, ongoing expenses like payroll, marketing, utilities and lease. One of the most important financial metrics for your business or investment is ROI….

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what is business intelligence

What Is Business Intelligence? How it’s Used and Why it’s Important

Have you heard of business intelligence? This all-encompassing term refers to the use of data, analytics software and other technologies to support a business’s decision-making processes. While business owners and executives can make important decisions without business intelligence, using this high-tech, modern process almost always drives better results. Let’s take a look at what is…

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what is vc funding

What is VC Funding? Venture Capital Basics

For all of the entrepreneurs and startups out there that are searching for a way to fund a new business, VC funding may be a great option. With traditional bank-issued business loans being difficult to acquire these days, an alternative funding option is venture capital (VC). So, what is VC funding and how does it…

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Why are Banks Not Lending to Businesses?

All businesses need capital to fund their operations. Unfortunately, acquiring capital has become a challenge for many entrepreneurs and business owners. You can apply for loans at a dozen different banks, only to receive a dozen rejection notices. So, why are banks not lending to businesses, and are there alternative funding solutions available? Why are…

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