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Interesting Tidbits 12/21/12 – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

The world didn’t end today; I guess the day is young so I’ll wait and see. In the meantime, here is some things to ponder for the next potential disaster. First, software vendor Sage North America finds 62% of small

Posted in Advice, Business, Business Continuity, Business Plan, Disasters, Preparedness Plan, Risk

Protect Your Business From Fraudsters.

Financial fraud and crime hit most businesses. The most recent survey of business related fraud found that a whopping 87% of U.S. companies said they had been affected by fraud. Things seem to be getting worse; 93% of company executives

Posted in Business, CPA, Employees, Risk, Small Business, SMB

Business Plan Overview.

Over the years I’ve read many a business plan. Some really good ones and one that looked as if the person “borrowed” someone else’s and typed in their business name where applicable.  We all know that if you’re a start-up business that its important to

Posted in Bank, Business Plan, Economy, Entrepreneur, Financials, Marketing, Risk, Small Business, SMB, Tips

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

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

Making Smart Moves in a Down Economy

Difficult times often prompt businesses to batten down the hatches and pucker like they just drank a domestic beer.  They have a tendency to become too inwardly focused, risk-averse and be protective of their existing accounts.  Faced with a business downturn, they shift

Posted in Branding, Business, Capital, Competition, E-mail Marketing, E-Zines, Economy, Education, Executive, Investing, Market Share, Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Recession, Relationships, Risk, Sales, Small Business, Social Media, Technology, Text Message Marketing

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