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Cash Flow: Internal Sources
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.

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Leading Change
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As the entrepreneur, you have to give your support to change efforts, whether you are the project champion or not. This article will help you communicate your support widely and regularly, providing resources and time to help the effort succeed.

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Measuring Financial Performance
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As the first indicator of profitability, a firm's gross margin will establish the goals that will drive the action plans of almost every department. The second indicator, Operating Expenses, should be assessed just as carefully.

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Preparing for Potential Funders
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As you read this article, consider the critical preparation necessary to approach bankers and investors with your business proposal.

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Reading Your Financial Story
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article will provide you with a starting point for understanding your financial statements. In it you will find guidelines for the type of information you need and suggestions on how to review it.

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Giving Back
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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The power to make a difference comes when you look inside to find what you have to give.

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Measuring Performance
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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Performance standards will be of little value if the entrepreneur never measures actual performance against the standards. Ongoing measurement assures that a business stays on track.

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A Virtual Route to a High-Quality Brand
Williams John
3/1/2007
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The foundation of your company's brand is its logo. John Williams, creator of the original "do-it-yourself" logo Web site, explains how to create online a quality logo that can help build your brand quickly and inexpensively.

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Bootstrapping: From the Trenches to a State of Mind
Welch Alex
3/1/2007
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In 2003, Alex Welch observed that e-commerce and social networking users were in need of an easy-to-use centralized hub to store and publish media. In this article, he explains how he founded a company based on this idea by bootstrapping his startup and later raising outside money.

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Credit Cards: A Small-Business Financing Tool
Rosenfeld Eric
3/1/2007
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Credit cards allow entrepreneurs immediate access to some levels of financing. This author, who used credit cards to launch a company, says business owners who take his approach should focus first on the key tasks of winning and keeping customers.

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