Seeing the Lights Come On.

Image via Wikipedia Recently, I was working with a client who is new to the financials of a business.  I had talked with him at length about his cash flow and how much revenue he needed to produce per month to cover his expenses.  He said he got it but I could see the confusion […]

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How Do You Figure Out Your Expenses? Just Ask!

Image by Squonk11 via Flickr Figuring out what all the expenses you will incur can be challenging when you are planning a new business.  You will have literally hundreds of questions.  These questions are the basis of the assumptions you are making when you put together your business and financial plan.  When trying to figure […]

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Don’t Forget – Two Seminars from Brown Winick

Image by fboosman via Flickr Don’t forget to sign up for the Brown Winick seminars on the 22nd of September.  YOU MUST RSVP (see below)  Here is the agenda: Intellectual Property Update 9:30 – 10:00 Registration10:00 – 10:15 How Does the United States Patent and Trademark Office Really Work?10:15-10:45 Why Patent Reform Will Affect Both […]

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Don’t forget – Pitch & Grow is coming soon! Are You Ready?

Image via Wikipedia Don’t forget to attend Pitch & Grow V set for Thursday, September 29.   It is a great venue to “test drive” your pitch.  If your not ready to pitch your company, think about attending to get some great ideas on how you might pitch in the future.   Who pitches:  Entrepreneurs at virtually […]

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We have our winner! $5K to Matthew Smith of Des Moines!

Matthew Smith of Des Moines won the Central Iowa regional winner in the Dream Big, Grow Here contest. He won $5,000 and the chance to compete with the other seven regional winners throughout the state for a $10,000 statewide prize.  Smith’s business idea, a Facebook fan page generator for real estate agents, received more crowdsourced […]

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Accounting Systems and Planning Models, You Need Both!

Image by mihalysoft via Flickr With the launch of StartupModels.com, I have been asked about the planning model, finmodel4 and accounting systems. There is a large difference between a planning model and an accounting system.  Many people update their planning model with actual expenditures to evaluate the validity of future plans.  This process many times […]

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