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The financially savvy entrepreneur : navigate the money maze of running a business
Smith, Emily Chase.
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Publication Information:
Pompton Plains, NJ : Career Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
255 pages ; 21 cm
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Includes index.
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HG4027.6 .S644 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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80 percent of small businesses do not receive outside funding; they bootstrap (and beg and borrow) to make their business dreams a reality. As these businesses grow, the hasty financial decisions and systems put in place during their infancy inevitably crumble.

Banishing CPA-speak, The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur offers time-strapped entrepreneurs - indeed, all business owners - simple and innovative tools to maintain business and personal financial health.

Here's an understandable, step-by-step plan that will help you:
Understand how an entrepreneur's financial considerations differ from their traditionally employed counterparts.
Appreciate the danger of failing to revisit start-up decisions and give you a roadmap to ease financial entanglements.
Establish a business that can stand on its own financially.

Author Notes

Emily Chase Smith, Esq. is the Entrepreneur's Money Expert and a California-based attorney. Emily brings a wealth of knowledge from representing business owners in the "money morgue"-a.k.a. the United States Bankruptcy Court-to help entrepreneurs make financially savvy decisions as they start, grow, and transition in their businesses. She is a blogger and the host of the podcast Money Morsel's.

Table of Contents

Preface: Entrepreneurs Are a Different Animalp. 13
Introduction: When the Sheriff Comes a-Knockin'p. 23
Chapter 1 The Runway Equationp. 41
Chapter 2 Getting the Teenager off Your Couchp. 71
Chapter 3 The Numbers Gamep. 87
Chapter 4 What's Eating Your Lunch?p. 103
Chapter 5 The Most Important Business Plan You'll Ever Draft: The Exit Planp. 127
Chapter 6 Keep the Cash a-Flowin'p. 139
Chapter 7 Untangling the Money Spaghettip. 155
Chapter 8 Fun with FICOp. 173
Chapter 9 Negotiation Strategy When Haggling Gives You Hivesp. 191
Chapter 10 Settling Debt for Pennies on the Dollarp. 205
Chapter 11 When All Else Fails, Raise the White Flagp. 227
Conclusion: You've Got Thisp. 241
Notesp. 245
Indexp. 249
About the Authorp. 255