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Financial Tidbits 3/19/2013

Five out of Four people have Trouble with Fractions! Bloomberg reports Bank of America is predicting housing prices will increase 8% this year, while JPMorgan Chase forecasts prices will increase 7% this year and rise to 14% by 2015. The

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Posted in Advice, Business Continuity, Finances, Home Prices, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Small Business, Tips

Financial Tidbits 02/27/2013

Zillow reports the percentage of homeowners with negative equity (owe more on their homes than the home is worth) fell to 27.5% as of the end of 2012 vs. 31.1% at the end of the prior year (nearly 12% better).

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Posted in Bank, Business, Economy, FDIC, Homeownership, Interest Rates, Lending, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Uncategorized

Economic Forecast

*Disclaimer – This blog post is solely my own opinion and does not reflect the views of my employer. Now that I got that out-of-the-way let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.  I recently attended an economic forecast meeting and I thought I would briefly

Posted in Business, Economy, Investing, Recession, Small Business, SMB

Secrets To Getting A Business Loan!

Banks are not lending!  So says the media coverage and your business owner friend down the street.  While this may be the perception out in the market place, I’ve always held to the premise that there is always a little truth in any perceived state

Posted in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Balance Sheet, Bank, Boise, Business, Business Plan, Capital, CPA, Credit, Debt, Economy, Education, Financials, Follow-Up, Idaho, Income Statement, Learning, Lending, Loan, Money, Owner, Recession, Risk, Sales, Small Business, Success, Tax Returns, Tips

Keeping Your Best Employees.

You might wonder why I would write about keeping your best employees given the fact that unemployment is so high.  You might well think that your employees are not going anywhere; they are just happy to have a job.  If you have

Posted in Business, Customers, Economy, Employees, Jobs, Motivation, Recession, Relationships, Training

Grab the “Opportunity” Bull by the Horns.

If a great business opportunity were to come along would you be able to recognize it?  The trouble with these opportunities is that they don’t come knocking on the door.  It’s up to you to be on the lookout for them.  A successful business owner

Posted in Business, Economy, Entrepreneur, Innovative, Motivation, Opportunity, Recession, Risk, Tips

You Need A Great Support Staff.

My hats off to you entrepreneurs out there.  The ones that have been able to survive this ‘Great Recession”.  However, many of these folks will be the first to tell you that they didn’t and or don’t do it alone; many will

Posted in Bank, Business, CPA, Economy, Employees, Entrepreneur, Innovative, Lawyer, Recession, Relationships, Small Business, Success, Tips, Trust

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