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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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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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What is Accounts Receivable?

Not all businesses require customers to pay immediately when purchasing a product or service. Some businesses allow customers to pay after they’ve made a purchase. Known as accounts receivable, it’s an internal form of credit in which a business sells a product or service to a customer under the agreement that the customer will pay…

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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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How to Value a Business – The Basics of Company Valuations

With an estimated value of $926 billion, Apple currently ranks as the most valuable business in the world, followed closely by Amazon at $777 billion. While these two companies are great success stories with gigantic valuations, each business has its own value. Understanding how business value is calculated can be confusing, especially for small business…

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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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Do you Need Good Credit for a Small Business Loan?

It’s no secret that lenders look at a prospective borrower’s credit to determine their credit worthiness for a loan. If he or she has bad credit, the lender is unlikely to issue a loan, at least that’s the general belief. As a business owner, you might be concerned that having bad credit or no credit…

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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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Working Capital Loans for a Small Business

Statistics show that it takes an average of two to three years for a small business to become profitable. Until then, the expenses of a small business usually exceed its earnings. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult for small businesses to run their operations. Whether they sell a product or service, all small businesses need money…

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