Capital Lease vs. Operating Lease

Capital Lease vs. Operating Lease

There are two types of accounting methods for leases and they are a capital lease and operating lease. Leasing is different than buying and when you buy a business asset like a vehicle, you are buying an asset. Leasing is when you have an expense to use the asset, but you do not own it. Capital leases are considered the same as a purchase. Operating leases cover the use of vehicle or assets for a certain period of time. In this article we will discuss the difference between capital and operating leases and how your lease terms can impact your business.

The Guide to Unsecured Business Lines of Credit

The Guide to Unsecured Business Lines of Credit

At some point in your business, whether small or large, you will need cash to help you meet capital needs and grow. This where an unsecured business line of credit comes in. In this article we will discuss what an unsecured line of credit is and how to get one.

What You Need to Know About Cost of Debt

What You Need to Know About Cost of Debt

Choosing a way to borrow capital can be challenging for any business so it is important to know what options you have available when risking the future of your business and your livelihood.

What is Gross Profit Margin

What is Gross Profit Margin

As any business starts to grow, it is important to measure aspects of the business to ensure growth and profitability. One tool you can use to do this is calculating the gross profit margin and this should be done regularly. Gross profit margin is also referred to as gross profit or gross margin which measures your revenue against your cost of goods sold.

Understanding Debt Covenants

Understanding Debt Covenants

A covenant is a formal agreement found in contracts and today we will explore what a debt covenant is and how they are beneficial for borrowers.

Debt vs. Equity Financing

Debt vs. Equity Financing

If you are a business owner, you need to gain capital to grow. Your two options available are debt or equity financing. In this article we are going to deeper into what they are, so you know which one is right for your business and your goals.

S Corporation vs. C Corporation: The Difference

S Corporation vs. C Corporation: The Difference

When you are starting your business or changing its structure, a common question to ask yourself is if you want to be an S corporation or C corporation. This is a very important step to take in your business because it implies how much you will pay for taxes, your ability to raise money, and how easy it will be to expand your business. We will review the differences between S corp and C corp structures to help you make the best decision for your business.

What is a PAYDEX Score and How They Affect You

What is a PAYDEX Score and How They Affect You

You are probably familiar with a FICO score and how important it is to stay on top of your credit. You may not be as familiar with a PAYDEX score or what it means for your business. A PAYDEX score can affect your chances of getting the best rates from your creditors. The score rates the likelihood that a business will make payments to suppliers/vendors in a timely manner. We will dive deeper into what a PAYDEX score is and how they affect the credit of your company.

How to Calculate the Valuation of Your Small Business

How to Calculate the Valuation of Your Small Business

Whether or not you plan to sell your business, you still need to know its value. Knowing the worth of your business and calculating the value is easy. Today we will cover the basics of small business valuation, the methods and how to use them to find out how much your business is worth.