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Financial Tidbits 05/23/2013

About 56% more small business owners sold their businesses to someone else in Q1 vs. the same period last year, according to analysis by BizBuySell.com.  Harvard reports home improvement spending climbed 9% in 2012 vs. the prior year. A survey

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Financial Tidbits 05/20/2013

 A survey by the Center for Professional Excellence of HR professionals finds 50% say most recent college graduates are not professional in their first year on the job, up from 40% who felt that way last year. Texting in meetings,

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Posted in Balance Sheet, Bank, Business, Credit, Debt, Entrepreneur, Internet Banking, iPad, Loan, Money, Small Business, Smartphone, SMB

Financial Tidbits 05/14/2013

The FDIC reports community banks hold only 14% of banking industry assets, but originate 46% of all small loans to businesses and farms in the country. RealtyTrac reports foreclosure activity in Apr. hit the lowest level in 74months, as the

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Financial Tidbits 05/08/2013

As with a lion in Africa, a “watering hole” cyber attack refers to a process where someone profiles the victim using the kind of websites they visit, tests those websites for vulnerabilities and then stakes one out to target a

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Posted in Employees, Jobs, SMB, Social Media

Financial Tidbits 04/30/2013

A recent study shows that 25% of people ages 44 to 70 are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and 63% of Americans plan to work during retirement, according to encore.org. The SBA has a toolkit for people ages 50+ that

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Posted in Entrepreneur, Facebook, Homeownership, Investing, Market Share, Money, Real Estate, SBA, Small Business, SMB, Success, Technology, Tips, Training

Financial Tidbits 04/24/2013

A study by the Fed NY finds college graduates with student loan debt are less likely to take out auto or home loans than those who have no such debt. A report by the Brookings Institute finds 60% of job

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Posted in Debt, Google, Homeownership, Jobs, Money, Student Loans

Financial Tidbits 04/17/2013

Since the start of quantitative easing #3 in Sep. 2012, the Fed has been purchasing about 60% of total mortgage backed securities available in the market. JPMorgan now projects home prices nationwide will improve 7.0% this year vs. 3.4% prior.

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