Blue sky laws

In the United States all securities related activities are regulated both by federal laws (see SEC) and by state laws commonly referred to as Blue Sky Laws. These are intended to protect investors from fraud, which...

Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping is the use of founder financial resources, clever techniques and reinvested profits to supply a young or growing company with needed cash without turning to Other People’s Money. For more details see...

Borrower

Legal documents associated with debt may refer to the borrower, which is the person or organization that is receiving the money and in return is taking on the responsibilities laid out in the documents. These...

Brick and Mortar

A grant targeted to fund buildings – either new construction or renovation – would be a brick and mortar project. For example the US EDA (Economic Development Administration) funds a lot of brick and mortar...

Budget

(Financial) The budget is a financial statement that estimates and details the planned income and expenses for a particular period of time. In some contexts the budget is just the expense line items without any...

Burn rate

Technically speaking a company’s burn rate is their net negative cash flow per unit of time, and typically per month is the unit of time. Equity investors often ask companies seeking investment what their burn rate is...

Business Credit Score

Many if not most sources of debt financing will look at your Business Credit Score as part of the process of figuring out whether to offer you financing and at what terms. There are at least four corporations that...

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