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Sep 19, 2019

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of competition? I am guessing it is along the lines of winning, of losing? While that is true in the world of sports, competition in the business world is just a bit different. Businesses that see competition as a negative, tend to be the ones on the losing end and the ones that see it…

Jun 1, 2019

The year was 1987, and I had just graduated from college and embarked on my first real job in my profession. Oh my, how naive I was and how much I had yet to learn, even if I didn’t realize that, myself. I wish I had been given some insight and idea of what it would be like. So, in this month’s issue which focuses on culture, I decided to author a letter to my younger self, some 32 years later…

Mar 1, 2019

We have the great honor of working with many savvy women business owners.
Each one with a fresh perspective and unique ideology of what it takes to run their business. As we look across our portfolio, there is one thing that they all have in common – wisdom. With experience comes wisdom. With wisdom comes the…

Feb 1, 2019

You’ve been searching for a while, but just haven’t found the right person to fill that role.
Until now. However, you are stressing – big time – because they have no work experience. At all! You think he will be able to do the job, but there’s no work history to give you the “normal” comfort level of a new employee. Go easy on yourself here. I promise you…

Jan 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!
As we ring in the excitement of this new year, I can’t help but revel in the joys of the holiday season. There were families, friends and feasts. Laughter, memories and traditions. But we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that our society has spent the past couple months in serious gift giving-mode and even gift giving-overload…

Nov 1, 2018

Budgets, forecasts, & projections.
All essentially mean the same thing when it comes to looking forward with your business and its anticipated financial performance. It’s a very common topic this time of year as many business owners look to plan out their expectations for the next year. What’s not common, however, is the level…

Oct 1, 2018

It seems logical that a business owner would have in-depth knowledge of their financial performance, but the reality is that most businesses happen from a dream or hobby and the owners learn by trial and error as they grow.
Interpreting and controlling financials is almost a mystery and we see what that means when we get a loan application from a business…

Sep 1, 2018

It’s ALL over the news lately – credit scores, credit report, credit agency hacked, credit this…credit that!
What’s all the fuss anyway? Well my friends, if you have just put your head in the sand with hopes of ignoring it, you may very well be setting yourself up for financial headaches down the road.

Personal credit and credit history is an often…

Jun 1, 2018

Once upon a time, you had to sit down and write out your story and plan for your business.
They called it a “business plan.” Perhaps it was requested by your banker, or an advisor that was helping you start your business asked you to provide one, or maybe even because you heard that you have to have one…

Mar 1, 2018

The dream has been pestering you for a while and you’ve finally decided to explore the potential.
You’ve done your homework. You’ve spent countless hours writing a business plan, working and re-working financial projections, studying the market and competition. Perhaps you have even dabbled in this dream as a hobby, but now you are ready to…