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Why You Should Build a Relationship With Your Small Business Lender

Jared Hecht | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Jared Hecht

When compared to equity financing--where you're partnered with investors for the long haul--small business lending is really a "one and done" kind of ...

10 Kickstarter Projects That Make 2017 Better Than 2016

John Rampton | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
John Rampton

While 2016 had its ups and downs, the arrival of 2017 brought about new beginnings, with a promise of better things to come. And, using Kickstarter as...

Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Business Owners Should Look to the SBA as Administrator Linda McMahon Assumes Leadership Role

Michael Shvartsman | Posted 02.14.2017 | Business
Michael Shvartsman

It's official. Mrs. Linda McMahon has been confirmed as the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by the U.S. Senate. Ad...

On Valentine's Day: 4 ways to bring true love into your Customer Relationships

Shampa Bagchi | Posted 02.10.2017 | Business
Shampa Bagchi

This Valentine's Day, as you go through the annual ritual of romance with flowers and gifts and cards and chocolates for that special person in your l...

5 Ways to Kill Your Business Networking Goals

Michael Goldberg | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Michael Goldberg

How many times have you set a goal for yourself and it fizzled? A fitness goal. Weight loss. Business. Networking. Financial. New job. That vacation d...

Pity The Poor APA: How President Trump Has Crippled Federal Rulemaking In Ten Short Days

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Kenneth D. Ackerman

One thing is clear: Specific bad rules aside, whenever politicians get their hands on the APA itself, they always manage to make it worse.

Marketing Trends and Projection 2016 - 2017

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

My e-mail has been full of 2017 resolutions and motivations for the coming year. Mixed in with them are some interesting reports and analysis of what...

Add More Heart To Your Work All Year Long: Keeping The Magic Alive For You And Your Clients

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Add more heart to your work - year round! Photo source pixabay.com New beginnings and romance are in the air this time of year, giving everyone that ...

For Great Results: Entrepreneur - Know Thyself!

John Bowen | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we want to grow great businesses and make a huge difference. But there is one big challenge that we all have: We have to actually work with other people to get there.

Reconstruction: Standing Strong through Life's Tests & Trials

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 01.31.2017 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

In life, we often desire little to no discomfort from the easy road of transition from one stage of life to another. Furthermore, I have learned that ...

15 Moderns Office Layout & Furniture Trends To Consider

Jonathan Long | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Jonathan Long

Office layouts have come a long way in recent years. More and more companies are transitioning to more comfortable layouts, providing a creative envir...

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part IV: How to Decode Your HOA or COA's CC&Rs

Jack Hanson | Posted 01.27.2017 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

HOAs Gone Haywire, Part IV: How to Decode Your HOA or COA's CC&Rs Thus far in my HOAs Gone Haywire series, I have discussed the most common issues of...

3 Things to Do When Business Is Slow

John Rampton | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Anyone in business knows that there will be inevitable slowdowns: times when customers disappear, sales decline, and overall activity drops off. Wheth...

Linda McMahon's Controversial WWE Past Barely Mentioned In Confirmation Hearing

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive Linda McMahon, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Small Business Administ...

Communicate Clearly to Stop Wasting Time with Emails

John Rampton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
John Rampton

At some point, everyone has experienced a ton of back and forth email. Those emails could easily have been avoided with better communication. Sometime...

Here's A Strategy For This Year: Be Afraid

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

Monday, January 2nd was a holiday for most people. And hey, why not? The Federal government was closed. So were schools. It was the day after New Year...

When is the Best Time to Start Your Small Business Loan Search?

Jared Hecht | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Jared Hecht

As any business owner knows well, no two small businesses are alike. Small businesses across the U.S. operate in very different industries, serve ver...

Accounting Basics: 4 Financial Ratios You Need to Know

John Rampton | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Banks and investors will typically use financial ratios to measure the performance of your business. They may also be used to gain insight on a compan...

Why Have I Stopped Dreaming!

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 01.23.2017 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

Why Have I Stopped Dreaming? This was the question that I had asked myself during a time in which I felt so lost. I always knew that I wanted to enric...

Triumphs Through Tribulations

Kelly Benamati | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
Kelly Benamati

When we face tribulations in our life we can either allow them to define us and keep us stuck or smash them and power through!  Life isn't always rai...

How to Parter With Large Brands as an Entrepreneur

John Rampton | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
John Rampton

As a small business owner, you might think that your business isn't "important" enough to work with large brands, but that couldn't be further from th...

What To Do When You Didn't Reach the Business Goals You Set Last Year

John Rampton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
John Rampton

The beginning of the new year prompts many of us to do a bit of reflection which often involves thinking about the annual business goals we met or didn't meet.

Something New

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Nothing like something new! New shoes. New jacket. New car. And that new car smell! New home. New dog. New baby. New relationship. The iPhone 7 plu...

Are You Aware Of This Brand-New Way To Make Money On Facebook?

Gene Marks | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

Did you know that Facebook users watch 100 million hours of video every day? It's true. My household accounts for about 30 percent of that number. We ...

6 Reasons Why Flexible Scheduling is the Best Employee Incentive

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

More than 40,000 millennials and non-millennials participated in PwC's "NextGen: A Global Generational Study" which contained findings about what empl...