4 Things to Know About Your Company To Make a Successful Pitch to Investors

When you pitch your business to potential investors, explain your company’s purpose, target market, and competition. You started your business for a reason. What was it? Potential investors need to understand your vision and see how you can be profitable. Articulate your business model in detail, including your assumptions, and acknowledge what factors could affect … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About Your Company To Make a Successful Pitch to Investors

When Circumstances Change on a Dime

Ronda Barmoy was a community services manager with a high-five-figure income, insurance and savings for a rainy day. Then, mounting medical bills made money so tight she turned to credit cards just to survive. Barmoy can no longer work, but spent several years managing different community-based services organizations. Her primary role was providing vocational guidance … Continue reading When Circumstances Change on a Dime

Sometimes the Only Way Out of Debt is Up

On the first day of classes, the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus and its towering “Cathedral of Learning” welcome thousands of new and returning students. Among them this year is Tiffany Landis, a 33-year-old mother of three. Tiffany went from being a stay-at-home mom and military wife to helping make ends meet by becoming a … Continue reading Sometimes the Only Way Out of Debt is Up

What You Need to Know About Starting a Small Business

Starting a business is about more than getting an idea going. Rather, there are many practical concerns in running a business that must be considered. The more you understand the steps involved in starting a business, the better the decisions and preparations you will be able to make. Read more at Chron.

Understanding Your Company’s Financial Reports

Business owners tend to develop strong relationships with their accountants. usually at least once a quarter you sit down to figure out where your company stands and how much it owes in taxes. You might also meet a couple times a year to plan when you will make certain investments in your business or how … Continue reading Understanding Your Company’s Financial Reports