Templates & Tools

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Jun 2011
These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Then, get advice to help you on your way.
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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Jun 2011
These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Then, get advice to help you on your way.
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Use Financial Management Basics to Help Your Business Succeed
Apr 2014
Learn the Basics - Financial Management Tips All small businesses have something in common: a need to fully understand financial aspects such as budgets, cash flow, pricing and balance sheets. Otherwise, entrepreneurs may not fully understand what's happening with their business until it's too late. Lou Davenport, a SCORE mentor for over 14 years, has helped hundreds of small business owners develop basic financial management skills that lead to success. Read his advice on how you can master your numbers.
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The 10 Bookkeeping Basics You Can’t Ignore
Apr 2014
Millions of small business owners and startup entrepreneurs are masters at creating great products and services, building awesome teams and winning over customers. Many of them, however, would probably flunk basic bookkeeping. Here are basics of the 10 most common types of bookkeeping accounts for a small business that you should know.
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Passion, Reality and Starting a Business
Mar 2014
Starting a business is not easy.  An entrepreneur needs to understand and express his/her passion. To do so means developing a mission statement and a plan. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Starting a business also requires enthusiasm, energy, and persistence to market your business concepts to suppliers, customers and investors. For an entrepreneur to succeed today, he/she has to be willing to walk through walls.
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Know Your Numbers: What You Can Do Now to Drive Stronger Financial Health
May 2013
Whether you are a newly minted entrepreneur or you’re a business that has been around for a dozen years, a critical element for small business success means knowing your numbers. Sponsored by Visa, This e-guide is designed to help you better understand what figures and accounting principles are important for your business. It also looks at different accounting software programs for your company and when is the right time to hire someone to keep your business growing.
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Visa Small Business Spend Insights Q2 - 2012
Aug 2012
Visa® Small Business Spend Insights monitors the economic confidence of U.S. small business owners by analyzing Visa Business card spend data and responses to a quarterly survey. Small businesses and those serving them can benefit from the trends and insights obtained from Visa’s proprietary research.
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Visa Financial Management Toolkit
Apr 2012
Find resources to help manage your finances and grow your business - sponsored by Visa.
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Grow Your Cash Flow with Credit Transactions
Apr 2012
SCORE ExpertAnswers One of the oldest business fundamentals that endures in the Internet Age is the importance of solid cash flow. And who better to discuss small business cash flow and financial management in today’s world than Jared Fliesler, whose firm Square is helping companies of all sizes apply smartphone technology to expedite revenue transfer. 
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How to Assess the Cost of Technology Solutions
Mar 2012
The cost of owning and operating a technology product or service over time is referred to as the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Since the TCO may be substantially higher than the initial upfront cost, a TCO comparison can help you decide between competing solutions that at first glance may seem equivalent. Here are the key elements to consider in determining TCO.  
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