Tag: small business

Crowdfunding is Getting Easier

Crowdfunding is one of the hottest topics these day among entrepreneurs, with new platforms launching nearly every day. One can fund their current or new business venture with help from friends, family, colleagues, and complete strangers, thanks to a myriad of funding platforms such as Kickstarter, Rockethub, and others (see http://www.crowdsourcing.org/directory for a good list).… Read more »

A bookkeeping program for small business

Recently the director of a business incubator asked me to speak to the entrepreneurs at his facility and to his staff on the topic of bookkeeping programs for small business.   I’m sure he was thinking in terms of accounting software programs but it was an interesting question because a software program is only the beginning of… Read more »

Fraud and small business – the basics

During my career as a finance professional, I have uncovered many cases of fraud and have learned about many others from peers, professional organizations and, professional periodicals I read.  So, you might think that nothing would surprise me any longer but it does.  The surprise is not that people think they can get away with it… Read more »