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Options for Financing Your Company in 2012- part 1

by | May 8, 2012

Our guest blog this week comes from Michelle Goerdel, President, Biz Loan Link. There are a many different ways that companies can finance growth or other changes that companies can turn to when it can’t qualify for bank financing. These differ depending upon the company’s financial history, its current balance sheet and its cash flow.... View Article

Beyond Survival Mode…

by | February 2, 2010

I hate to state it again because we all know it already: 2009 was a rotten year for most, with very limited cash available to do anything. The media and consumer confidence indexes, though, suggest that things are turning around – spending has increased, money is coming in the door, and receivables are decreasing rather... View Article

Advisory Boards – wrap up

by | January 27, 2010

Our Advisory Board panel on the 20th offered great perspectives from our panelists, moderator, and audience members. Below are a few take-aways I found interesting: 1. Size of board. Our moderator, Corey Hansen, author of Best Practices of the High Performance Entrepreneur, asked the question: “What is the right size for an Advisory Board?” The... View Article

Know What You Don’t Know

by | January 20, 2010

Our guest blog post this week comes from David Heyting, Senior Tax Manager at Hersman Serles Almond PLLC. David has worked in both the public and private sector counseling business owners on tax compliance, tax planning, job costing, and business expansion and succession planning. ——————————— When starting out, business owners realize that they need to... View Article

Advisory Boards – It’s Lonely at the Top

by | January 12, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Nate Silverman, Principal at Silverman Consulting LLC and a certified Hot100 Advisor. The Hot100 Program is designed to help privately owned companies with one or two active owners, annual revenues of $500,000 to $50 million, and at least five employees to increase sales, profitability, and/or valuation (owner’s equity). Nate... View Article

Advisory Boards – Why You Need One and How to Start

by | January 5, 2010

Rarely does a day go by as an entrepreneur where no advice is required, obtained or given. In day-to-day operations, we struggle with the right decisions for employees, for customers, for ourselves. To help along the way, we use advisors. Some are family and required to listen to our questions, stories and rants. Others are... View Article

Keeping It Local — The Impact of Local Spending

by | December 8, 2009

When you own your business, normally it is difficult to separate business from personal. I was in a meeting with a CPA today who mentioned that even our personal vehicles could arguably be considered 80% business because most of their use goes to promoting the business – whether you’re headed to work or a cocktail... View Article

Year End Planning for Investment/Retirement

by | November 24, 2009

Our Guest Blogger this week is Kris Gray of Integrity Financial Group based in Bellevue, WA. IFC works with individuals and business owners to help them plan their investment and retirement strategies. ———————————– With the holidays approaching and the New Year around the corner, now is an ideal time to consider making necessary changes to... View Article