Susan Schreter Archive
Published August 21, 2012
Entrepreneurs who are fearless and passionate about earning, collecting and protecting their company’s cash are going to stay in business longer than entrepreneurs who don’t appreciate its almighty significance to sustainable business operations – that is until it’s too late.
Published August 13, 2012
As you build your business you will learn that no one will ever protect the interests of your business better than you – its owner. It’s up to you to use good common sense and a good legal advisor to thwart insincere and dishonest opportunists.
Published July 16, 2012
Does it matter how you invest your savings in a startup business? Sure it does. Your decisions today will affect your company’s financial statements as well as your future personal income tax obligations.
Published June 22, 2012
The length of time it takes entrepreneurs to raise startup and expansion funding is highly dependent on their actions and attitude. The more they press investors for fast answers, the more investors slow down their responses.
Published May 16, 2012
President Obama signed into law last month the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, legislation was designed to help entrepreneurs raise capital with presumably fewer administrative and legal road blocks. But will the act prove to be a catalyst for job growth? Like anything else, the devil is in the details.
Published May 03, 2012
Is your company short of cash? Are you behind in payments to your office landlord or patent attorney? Are you looking for creative ways to boost employee morale but can’t afford salary increases? Instead of parting with cash you may be able to square a bill by parting with some company stock.
Published April 23, 2012
In the venture finance community there is a broad range of individuals and firms that specialize in helping promising companies obtain debt or equity financing. Some offer excellent services; while others just prey upon naïve, wishful thinking entrepreneurs who say they “know everyone” and will “do all the work” provided entrepreneurs pay non-refundable upfront fees.
Published April 03, 2012
Entrepreneurs who are serious about business growth should organize a serious board of directors from day one. Here’s how to do it.
Published February 13, 2012
Most investors are not forgiving when meeting with entrepreneurs. They often consider terminology blunders as a warning sign that entrepreneurs are financially “unsophisticated” or don’t have the financial “bandwidth” to manage money wisely or report financial results in an accurate way. Here are a few terms to become familiar with before approaching potential investors.
Published February 06, 2012
Want to add a board to your startup to increase your credibility? Here's what your potential board members are thinking, and how you should compensate them.