Budgeting and Cash Forecasting

Related to your business plan, you should prepare a budget for your company, both when you’re getting started, and as an ongoing planning tool. At the beginning, you want to know how much you’ll need to invest to start your business. Once you’re up and running, you...

Writing a Business Plan

Once you’ve decided to start a business, you’ll need a plan of attack. You don’t want to go into this blind, but think through how you’ll approach various tasks and run the business. This comes in the form of a business plan. The form of the plan will vary based on...

How Do I Start a Business?

When I was growing up, I had a handful of family members who ran their own businesses – one in real estate development, a few others selling produce, another running a counseling center, and a law firm passed from father to son for 5 generations. Being surrounded by...

Form 990 Schedule I

In Schedule I, you’ll report grants and other assistance that you gave to domestic organizations, government entities, and individuals. If you gave grants to foreign organizations and/or individuals, you’ll report those on the Schedule F, in Parts II and III,...