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    0 Small Business Funding 2018: The Best Ways To Finance The Future

    Whether you have a great new startup idea or a long-running business, you’ve probably come to one inevitable fork in the road: financing.

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    It’s the extra capital you need to take your company to the next level, be it for funding resources, creating a new marketing budget, or securing a deal with an overseas manufacturer. Entrepreneurs in Connecticut know full well the challenges faced as its highly-competitive markets cater to some of the wealthiest income brackets in the country.

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    0 How to Protect Your Business From Creditors

    The time to protect your assets and your business investment from creditors is before any financial problems arise. If you attempt to protect your business assets after you borrow money or after a financial or creditor issue arises, you may allow your business creditors a better chance of accessing your assets and challenging any planning you have done.

    0 How is a Deed of Trust Different from a Mortgage?

    A deed of trust might make it easier for you to get a loan to purchase your new home than trying to get a traditional mortgage from a bank. That's because you're basically giving over the deed to the property to the lender as security for the loan. But not all states allow the use of deeds of trust.

    0 What to Do If Your Promissory Note Goes Unpaid

    You loaned money to an old friend. Things started off well, and he made a couple of payments. But now three months have gone by without a payment, and he's avoiding your calls. You're faced with a dilemma - he's an old friend and you don't want to ruin the friendship, but you can't afford to just write off the money you loaned him. Should you sue him?

    0 Three Ways to Resolve Your Business Debt

    Small business entrepreneurs whose companies are mired in debt can find a way out again, if they are willing to work with debt relief providers. These are organizations that provide complementary counseling sessions and give insight into what the business owner can do in order to lessen their debt burden and save their business from bankruptcy.

    0 Do You Know What Your Net Worth Is?

    "Net worth" is the amount by which the total value of your assets exceeds the total amount of your liabilities. Do you know what your net worth is? Data collected by National Longitudinal Surveys over the past 12 years indicates that 70% of people think that they are worth less than they really are, while 25% believe they're worth more.

    1 Should You Declare Personal Bankruptcy?

    Declaring personal bankruptcy is a decision that should not be entered into lightly. But if your personal debt far exceeds your ability to repay, then it's an option you must consider. Before you decide to declare bankruptcy, you need to know all the facts.

    0 Due Diligence Review for Purchasing a Business - Part 3

    This is the final article on conducting a due diligence review when purchasing a business. This article lists relevant records, contracts, financing and credit arrangements, and brokerage commissions relevant to the transaction.

    VI. Administrative Records.

    Administration includes all of the procedures, policies and records related to the day-to-day operations of the company. A well-run company keeps good, thorough, accurate records. You will need to review copies of all the administrative reco...

    1 Due Diligence Review Checklist for Purchasing a Business Part 2

    In our last post we discussed the importance of a due diligence review when you're considering purchasing a business, and covered the questions that should be answered with respect to the business' financial and corporate history. This week we talk about legal and regulatory matters, customers, goodwill, market share and potential for growth.

    0 How to Conduct a Due Diligence Review When Purchasing a Business

    Today we start a 3-article series on how to conduct a due diligence review when you are considering buying an existing business. Part I of the series covers the financial, corporate and historical data you should look at with your accountants and your lawyer. If you're thinking about purchasing a business, there are many issues you need to consider and many documents you need to review with your legal and financial advisers before you close the deal. It's not only important to know the current status of the business, but also its past history, its long-term viability, future market opportunities, and potential for growth.