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The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the ice cream and the sitting were probably a bad idea, but I told myself this was my well-deserved “reward” for working so hard.

Chatbots are artificially intelligent platforms that interact and communicate with customers on behalf of a business entity. They are making a difference, developing a different user experience and raising customer retention and loyalty.

Startup Losses and Cash Burn

“Cash burn” can be defined as the amount of money that is committed to be spent each month, irrespective of whether or not a business is generating any cash flows. For a pre-revenue startup, this would be equal to your total monthly costs and for a post revenue startup, this would be the total expenses minus the amount the business is earning each month – till of course, the business turns profitable. These expenses are for basic necessities such as salaries, rentals, utilities and communication costs as well as for expenses of a capital nature such as business build out and fixed assets.

There comes a time for virtually every small business when the need to secure outside financing arises. Whether it’s to fund day-to-day operations, invest in new equipment and resources, or simply have enough cash on hand to get through slower seasons, many business owners rely on outside financing.

Equity Crowdfunding's First Report Card

Three months have now passed since Title III of the JOBS Act legalized true equity crowdfunding where startups can raise up to $1 million in capital online to jumpstart and grow their companies. As an attorney whose practice centers around the JOBS Act and helping companies raise funds through crowdfunding, I am excited to see that Regulation CF’s first report card shows some very encouraging grades for entrepreneurs everywhere.

You already know that content marketing is one of the most valuable marketing strategies you can use for your brand. It doesn’t cost much time or money in the startup phase, and it has the potential to bring an enormous return. And all of that is great.

As is happening in every other industry, manufacturing companies are seeing their sales models changing quickly. Sadly, many of these companies are still using antiquated, ineffective sales models and processes, leaving their sales staffs fighting an uphill battle. If this describes you, luckily there are a number of things you can do to give your manufacturing sales team a boost, to sell more:

Boosting business during the Olympic Games is a bit tricky for marketers. Marketers have to review trademarks, as the Olympic Games do have several. Your brand can, however, still use the Olympic Games to market to consumers and increase business. The seven items below will help your business learn how to get around these small hurdles.

I’ve been coding full time for approximately three years. Prior to working as a developer, I lived a completely different life, doing jobs that I didn’t care about just to pay the bills. Before going back to school in 2010 for computer science, I worked as an administrative assistant. At that time, my roommate and my boyfriend, both of whom were getting degrees in electrical engineering, were building an app together. I helped them with some of the design, and knew I was as intelligent as they were, and I thought “If they could do it, so could I.” So I took an entry-level programming class which I went to during my lunch break from work, and I got an A-. From there, I decided to go back to school to get a degree in computer science.