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Business Valuation and Finance Terms You Should Know But Feel Dumb Asking About

When it comes to finance, it's hard to know all the special terms and abbreviations that get tossed out in the middle of a conversation. By the time you Google the meaning of a term, you've missed about 30 seconds of the meeting and you're…

How To Spot Dangerous Entrepreneurship Advice

I write a lot of business advice on the website Quora. Actually, I write a lot of advice in general, but since this is a business website I didn’t think you’d be interested in the advice I offer as a parent of a six-year-old. A lot of small…

The Reading List: How to Create Value for Your Clients

Guest written by Erika Towne. I write a lot of posts for my husband because he’s a finance guy by trade and I’m a writer by trade. He’s actually very good at writing, but it sometimes comes across as more technical than personal. I’m…
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Why You Want a CPA, Not An Accountant

I know what you're thinking, isn't CPA just a fancy term for an accountant? No. CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant, which means she's passed the CPA exam and met her state's certification and experience requirements. An accountant has…