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The Basics of Venture Capital Financing

The Basics of Venture Capital Financing If you’ve come up with a great business idea, but don’t have the money to bring it to market, it may feel like you’re left with few funding options. Banks aren’t interested in loaning to startups that have yet to make any money, and most people don’t have family [..]

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Donate Appreciated Assets to Charity Instead of Selling Outright For Tax and Income Benefits Using a Charitable Remainder Trust

Donate Appreciated Assets to Charity Instead of Selling Outright For Tax and Income Benefits Using a Charitable Remainder Trust   If you have highly appreciated assets like stock and real estate you want to sell, it may make sense to use a charitable remainder trust (CRT) to avoid income and estate taxes—all while creating a [..]

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What Business Owners Should Know About Running Pre-Employment Credit Checks

What Business Owners Should Know About Running Pre-Employment Credit Checks In addition to checking professional references, conducting interviews, and running criminal background checks, many business owners also conduct credit checks on potential new hires to assess their suitability for the job. Such screening is obviously important for hiring high-level positions or those directly involved with [..]

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3 Critical But Often-Overlooked Metrics Businesses Should Track

3 Critical But Often-Overlooked Metrics Businesses Should Track As a business owner, you’re likely monitoring a number of key performance indicators (KPI) to determine how well your company is doing, and if you’re launching a new business – you’ve undoubtedly heard about the importance of KPIs. Whether related to your financials, advertising, turnover, and/or website [..]

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The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts

The Key Differences Between Wills and Trusts When discussing estate planning, a will is what most people think of first. Indeed, wills have been the most popular method for passing on assets to heirs for hundreds of years. But wills aren’t your only option. And if you rely on a will alone to pass on [..]

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