Category Archive for: ‘Finance’

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    Crowdfunding Primer: What is crowdfunding?

    Part 1 of a 6-part series Crowdfunding is a pooling of funds from a large number of participants (a crowd) to raise funds for a project or new initiative usually through an Internet platform. This is not a new idea as many projects in history […]

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    Updates to credit card systems coming in October 2015

    Major credit card companies have announce at the beginning of this year that there will be a new credit card system put in place for the United States (US) by October 2015. Beginning later next year, they plan on cutting over to a microchip embeddedd […]

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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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