Category Archive for: ‘Finance’

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    Good Financial Management Leads to Increased Sales & Profitability

    Approximately 2,500 business owners came to the Florida SBDC at USF in 2013 looking to take advantage of our no-cost business consulting. The most requested consulting service was for assistance in growing their companies. The second most popular request was for assistance in managing the […]

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    Tax Planning: the Mid-Quarter Convention Rule

    By Joe Teston CPA If it were not already difficult for a business owner to step through the minefield of tax rules and regulations, other concerns come forward as the business grows and expands its operations. The timing of an asset purchase can have an […]

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    Top SBA Lenders in 2014

    Getting a business loan may be critical to the success of your company. If your company needs one, you may be confused about where to go. According to Jim Parrish, Growth Acceleration Consultant with the Florida SBDC at USF, “When seeking a business loan for […]

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    Measuring the Financial Return of your Investment in People

    In spite of payroll frequently being the single largest expense (exclusive of cost of goods sold) for most businesses, few business owners do any sort of quantitative analysis to determine the financial return of their investment in people (payroll expense). According to Jim Parrish, Growth […]

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    My Business Is Profitable – Why Do I Need To Understand Margin and Markup?

    Business owners may have a hard time trying to determine their profitability. Javier Marin, a consultant with the Florida SBDC at USF says clients are normally misguided by the balance in their bank account, assuming that as long as there is money in the bank, […]

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    Financial Literacy: Critical to Nation, Small Businesses

    Florida Traditions Bank VP, FSBDCN State Advisory Board Member Sheds Insight April is National Financial Literacy Month, the perfect opportunity for individuals and business owners alike to get their house in order—financially speaking. In honor of the month, Dr. Cheryl Kirby, associate state director of […]

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