Entrepreneurial How-To Series Introduction
Check out the video series below from the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center which features information for Wisconsin business owners looking to start or grow.
Accounting Series Video #1: Profit & Loss Statements
This video includes an overview of profit & loss statements (also known as income statements) and how they affect your business.
Law Series Video #1: Overview of Trademarks and Copyrights
The video answers the question of what is the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents. Also includes how to get a trademark and copyright.
Lending Series Video #1: Common Ways to Fund Your Small Business
An overview of different ways to fund your business including owner contributions, banks and credit unions, online lending companies and more.
Accounting Series Video #2: Balance Sheets
This video includes an overview of what Balance Sheet Statements are and how they help you accurately track your business’s finances.
Law Series Video #2: Overview of Limited Liability Companies and Corporations
The video includes the benefits of creating a Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Corporations and how they differ.
Lending Series Video #2: Alternative Funding Sources
Includes a description of Equity Financing, Crowdfunding, Crowdfunding Lending, and Grants.
Accounting Series Video #3: Cash Flow Management
This video provides an overview of Cash Flow Management and how understanding cash fluctuations can impact business decisions.
Law Series Video #3: Choosing a Lawyer for your Small Business
The video includes what you should look for and how to find a lawyer that you might want to hire.
Lending Series Video #3: How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Business Lender
Includes what information you should have ready and what questions you want to ask when meeting with a lender.
Accounting Series Video #4: Creating Projections
This video gives an overview of how to create financial projections for a new business and for future growth of an existing business.
Law Series Video #4: Understanding Worker Classifications
The video includes how to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.
Lending Series Video #4: How to Increase your Chances of Getting a Business Loan
Includes a description of the 5 C’s of Credit: Character, Capacity, Collateral, Capital and Conditions.
Law Series Video #5: Overview of Operating Agreements for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
The video includes what an operating agreement is, what should be included and why you should have one for your small business.
Lending Series Video #5: Other Services that Financial Institutions can Provide
An overview of lending products and business services that a financial institution can provide. Includes different types of loans and financing options.
Law Series Video #6: Creating a Legal Entity for Your Business
The video includes what a legal entity is and why you should form a legal entity for your company.
Law Series Video #7: Employee Agreements and Employee Handbooks
The video includes what an employee agreement is, what it includes and when you should have an employee agreement for employees.