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Business accounting gets a really bad rap.

If terms like “balance sheet” and “P&L” sound like something best left to some OTHER experts, you’re not alone. But whether you take advantage of the incredibly powerful (and lightweight) accounting software out there now, outsource your bookkeeping entirely or keep a good old-fashioned spreadsheet on your desktop, understanding your business' financial health is part of your new job as company founder. Are you prepared?

13 Overlooked Tax Write-Offs for Entrepreneurs

If you’re doing your business taxes alone this year, make a note of these 13 write-offs most business owners forget to take.

7 Common Tax Mistakes Your Startup Can Avoid

Taxes: the bane of every startup’s existence, to be sure. But by being proactive, you can plan for your financial obligations and avoid headaches with the IRS down the line — here’s how.

Save Your Startup Some Cash With These Office Alternatives

If you’re on a budget, a public library — or a rented desk — will save you money (and maybe introduce you to some new clients).

14 Ways to Keep Early-Stage Startup Costs Under Control

Starting a new company doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. Fourteen entrepreneurs share their best tips for keeping company startup costs low during those early days of cash-flow crunch.